Time delay of stimulated Raman scattering of micron-size droplets

Chýlek, Petr; Biswas, A.; Jarzembski, M. A.; Srivastava, V.; Pinnick, R. G.
May 1988
Applied Physics Letters;5/9/1988, Vol. 52 Issue 19, p1642
Academic Journal
We have observed time delay of several nanoseconds of the stimulated Raman scattering from 80-μm-diam CCl4 droplets. The same time delay is observed in the laser-induced breakdown of the droplets. No time delay is observed for the stimulated Raman scattering and the laser-induced breakdown of the bulk liquid CCl4. We suggest that the observed time delay is related to the time required to build up a strong field enhancement inside micron-size droplets.


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