Nonlinear optical scattering: The concept of effective susceptibility

We present a general theoretical method for deriving effective susceptibilities for (non)linear optical scattering processes of arbitrary order using the reciprocity principle. This method allows us to formulate a generalized treatment of nonlinear optical scattering and deduce selection rules independent of the precise mechanism of light-matter interaction. We particularize this approach to second-order sum frequency scattering from an inhomogeneous medium and consider the limiting cases of small particle scattering, refractive index matched (Rayleigh-Gans-Debye) scattering, small refractive index contrast (Wentzel-Kramers-Brillouin) scattering and correlated scattering. We compare the derived expressions to experimental results of sum frequency scattering from monodisperse particles in suspension with varying sizes.


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Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 70, 11, 115106-1-115106-10
Year:
2004
ISSN:
01631829
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Scopus: 2-s2.0-19744381749
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