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Fig. 2 | Nanoscale Research Letters

Fig. 2

From: Raman Techniques: Fundamentals and Frontiers

Fig. 2

a Energy level diagram of stimulated Raman scattering (SRS). SRS is the induced emission of Stokes light by the coherent interaction of the pump and Stokes light with the material. Unlike spontaneous Raman scattering where the lifetime of the state |r〉 and the energy of the final state |f〉 are probabilistic, in SRS, the (ro-)vibration of the molecule or lattice is coherently driven by the difference frequency of the pump and Stokes light. b Comparison of spontaneous Raman scattering and SRS of bulk and droplet ethanol. The spontaneous measurements were performed in a cuvette (bulk ethanol). The SRS measurements were performed in a droplet of ethanol which acted as an optical resonator for the Stokes light. b reproduced with permission from the OSA [114]

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