both rayleigh scattering and raman scattering are second order processes(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

the difference is only that the final state of the atom/molecule coindices with the initial state of the atom/molecule in rayleigh scattering, while in raman scattering, the final state is different from the initial state.

since there are many final states, the strength of the raman scattering should by much larger than rayleigh scattering, is not it?

Why people contribute the blue sky to rayleigh scattering but not raman scattering?

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# Rayleigh scattering vs raman scattering

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