Seeding Brillouin scattering with a sufficiently efficient source of coherent phonons has the potential to produce energy-sensitive photon detectors. Based on this idea, we propose and analyze some possible designs for such a detector.
Walker D., Steiner M. and Gulian A., Analysis of an all-optical SBS avalanche detector. Advances in slow and fast light III (Eds.: Shahriar, S.M. and Hemmer, P.R.): Proceedings of SPIE, vol. 7612, 2010, Article # 761203. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.848645
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