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Physical Review Letters
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Forced Rayleigh scattering

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Abstract

A sensitive Rayleigh-scattering technique has been developed which combines the advantages of stimulated and classical scattering. Forward Rayleigh scattering (3-mrad angular separation) in NaF was observed between 300 and 20°K. The scattered intensity varies by more than 4 orders of magnitude within this temperature interval. Quantitative agreement with theoretical values based on the Landau-Placzek theory is found for T>80°K. Scattering rates considerably larger than expected are found for lower temperatures. © 1973 The American Physical Society.

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02 Jul 1973

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Physical Review Letters

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