Observation of induced shear acoustic phonons by Brillouin scattering

Shigeo Murata*, Takayuki Kawamoto, Mami Matsukawa, Takahiko Yanagitani, Norikazu Ohtori

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As the first step in realizing the simple and nondestructive measurement of shear waves in the GHz range, a technique involving Brillouin scattering and a ZnO shear wave transducer is proposed. Making use of transmitted shear waves, we have succeeded in observing a strong Stokes Brillouin peak in the quartz sample. This technique can be applied to the measurement of anisotropic layers and small samples.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4626-4628
Number of pages3
JournalJapanese Journal of Applied Physics, Part 1: Regular Papers and Short Notes and Review Papers
Issue number7 B
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jul 26
Externally publishedYes


  • Brillouin scattering
  • Hypersonic wave velocity
  • Reflection-induced ΘA scattering
  • Shear acoustic phonons
  • ZnO film transducer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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