Measurement of polarization dependence of nonlinear susceptibility responsible for Rayleigh-wing and Brillouin scattering

Eriko Tatsu, Toshiaki Sonehara, Seigo Ohno, Satoshi Moriguchi, Akitoshi Koreeda, Seishiro Saikan

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Abstract

By using a simple optical geometry based on backward light scattering and employing a Sandercock-type tandem Fabry-Perot interferometer, we measure both the linear and the circular polarization dependences of Eayleigh-wing and Brillouin scattering in a sample of liquid-crystal 4-n-pentyl-4-cyanobiphenyl. Observed polarization dependences are consistent with the third-order nonlinear susceptibilities, taking into account the traceless symmetric scattering tensor for Rayleigh-wing scattering and the isotropic scattering tensor for Brillouin scattering.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2417-2419
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Volume29
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Oct 15

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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