## Backward four-wave mixing in a four-level medium with electromagnetically induced transparency

JOSA B, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 718-722 (2006)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.23.000718

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### Abstract

We analyze backward four-wave mixing in a four-level system exhibiting electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). We show that EIT suppression of the linear absorption leads to the resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing process and the conversion efficiency near 100% may be achieved in a dense four-level medium with negligible decoherence decay.

© 2006 Optical Society of America

**OCIS Codes**

(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing

(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes

(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

**ToC Category:**

Quantum Optics

**History**

Original Manuscript: August 15, 2005

Manuscript Accepted: October 11, 2005

**Citation**

Hoonsoo Kang, Gessler Hernandez, Jiepeng Zhang, and Yifu Zhu, "Backward four-wave mixing in a four-level medium with electromagnetically induced transparency," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B **23**, 718-722 (2006)

http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-23-4-718

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