Low Angle Brillouin Scattering in Systems under Temperature Gradient

  • Daniel Beysens
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSB, volume 73)


The modification of the scattering of light by the application of a temperature gradient has been first proposed by Mandel’shtam (1934)1 and Leontovitch (1939)2 as a new method for measuring the damping of sound. The idea was the following: the less the damping of the thermal waves, the more the light scattered at a given point of a non-uniformly heated crystal differs from light scattered by the system at equilibrium at the same temperature. An attempt to verify experimentally this effect gave no result within a 1% precision.3


Copper Plate Brillouin Spectrum Thermal Diffusivity Ratio Intensity Asymmetry Observe Volume 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Beysens
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  1. 1.SPSRMC.E.N. SaclayGif-sur-YvetteFrance

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