Superfluorescent Rayleigh scattering from suspensions of dielectric particles

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Abstract

We demonstrate that superfluorescent scattering of light can occur when laser light is incident on a collection of dielectric Rayleigh particles suspended in a viscous medium. Using a linear stability analysis, an expression for the spatiotemporal evolution of the scattered (probe) field is derived. An approximate condition for the progression of the interaction into the nonlinear regime is deduced and it is shown that, in the nonlinear regime, the scattered field intensity shows the characteristic quadratic dependence on particle density expected from a superfluorescent or superradiant process, once the effects of pump depletion are accounted for.
LanguageEnglish
Article number123903
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume90
Issue number12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Mar 2003

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Keywords

  • superfluorescent scattering
  • dielectric Rayleigh particles
  • nonlinear physics
  • optics

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Superfluorescent Rayleigh scattering from suspensions of dielectric particles. / Robb, G.R.M.; McNeil, B.W.J.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 90, No. 12, 123903 , 28.03.2003.

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