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Scattering of Laser Light in Dielectrics and Plasmas: A Review
Naveen Gupta, Suman Choudhry, Sanjeev Kumar, S.B. Bhardwaj, Sandeep Kumar, Gyanesh, Siddhanth Shishodia and Kishore B

A review on some nonlinear phenomena associated with light matter interactions has been presented. Emphasis is put on explaining the basic physics of the phenomenon while minimizing the mathematics. Particularly the phenomena of Rayleigh scattering, stimulated Raman and Brillouin scattering have been discussed in detail. As a special case scattering of intense laser beams with fourth state of matter i.e., plasma also has been discussed.

Keywords: Scattering of Light, Raman Scattering, Rayleigh Scattering, Brillouin Scattering

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