Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


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Published in Physical Review Volume 10, Number 8, 15 October 1974. Copyright 1974. Used by permission.


We present theoretical and experimental second-order Raman spectra for NaF, KF, RbF, and CsF. The theoretical calculation follows the formalism of Born and Bradburn. For the lattice-dynamic calculation we use the deformation-dipole model and present comparisons with measured dispersion curves. For the polarizability calculation, we retain all eight first-neighbor and all thirty second-neighbor polarizability coefficients. We find that, in addition to all of the first-neighbor coefficients, only three of the second-neighbor coefficients are needed to obtain good agreement between the calculated and observed spectra both as regards peak positions and over-all shape. Comparison with other types of calculations are made.

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