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Quantum-Atom Optics Downunder
Wollongong Australia
December 3, 2007
Wednesday Poster Session II (QWE)

Enhanced Kerr Nonlinearity at Low Light Intensity

Alexander Akulshin, Andrei Sidorov, Russell McLean, and Peter Hannaford

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Abstract

Both long-lived coherences and coherent population oscillations result in dramatic enhancement of a Kerr nonlinearity in atomic media at very low intensity of resonant light. We demonstrate the possibility of separating the contributions from these effects under certain experimental conditions. We report a study of the nonlinear optical properties of atomic media under a variety of experimental conditions at low light intensity, paying particular attention to self-focussing, diffraction and quasi-degenerate wave mixing.

© 2007 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

Citation
A. Akulshin, A. Sidorov, R. McLean, and P. Hannaford, "Enhanced Kerr Nonlinearity at Low Light Intensity," in Quantum-Atom Optics Downunder, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper QWE2.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=QAO-2007-QWE2

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