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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 24, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2007
  • pp: A40–A47

Interference between Raman gain and four-wave mixing in cold atoms

Franck Michaud, Giovanni-Luca Gattobigio, Jose W.R. Tabosa, and Robin Kaiser  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 24, Issue 10, pp. A40-A47 (2007)

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Using a pump–probe scheme with a large cloud of cold rubidium atoms, we observe very large double-pass gain (1800%) due to interference between Raman gain and four-wave mixing. A simple model explains the main features observed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.6600) Coherence and statistical optics : Statistical optics
(140.3320) Lasers and laser optics : Laser cooling

Original Manuscript: December 20, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2007
Published: July 26, 2007

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Franck Michaud, Giovanni-Luca Gattobigio, Jose W. R. Tabosa, and Robin Kaiser, "Interference between Raman gain and four-wave mixing in cold atoms," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24, A40-A47 (2007)

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