Interference between four-wave and six-wave mixing signals is observed in a four-level atomic system due to atomic coherence. The experimental and theoretical conditions for generating such interesting effects are investigated.
© 2007 Optical Society of America
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
B. L. Anderson, Y. Zhang, and M. Xiao, "Interplay between Four-Wave Mixing and Six-Wave Mixing in Rubidium Atoms," in Frontiers in Optics 2007/Laser Science XXIII/Organic Materials and Devices for Displays and Energy Conversion, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper FWT4.
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