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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 30, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 1885–1897

Comparison of dressed probe transmission, four-wave mixing, and fluorescence in multilevel systems

Jia Sun, Zhenkun Wu, Yiqi Zhang, Taikun Liu, Cheng Li, Chengjun Lei, Shuli Huo, and Yanpeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 30, Issue 7, pp. 1885-1897 (2013)

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We report our observations on probe transmission, four-wave mixing (FWM), and fluorescence signals with dressing effect in two V-type three-level as well as in two two-level atomic systems. According to the phenomena observed in such systems, we find that the dressing effect at the same energy level can be affected by hyperfine structure and at different energy levels by transition dipole moment. We also find that both the x- and y-directional spatial splittings of probe beam and FWM signals are affected greatly by the dressing effect, which can also control the spatial shift and focusing of FWM signal. Studies on such controllable beam splitting can be very useful in understanding spatial pattern formation and applications of spatial signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(060.5060) Fiber optics and optical communications : Phase modulation
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: February 12, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 23, 2013
Published: June 17, 2013

Jia Sun, Zhenkun Wu, Yiqi Zhang, Taikun Liu, Cheng Li, Chengjun Lei, Shuli Huo, and Yanpeng Zhang, "Comparison of dressed probe transmission, four-wave mixing, and fluorescence in multilevel systems," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1885-1897 (2013)

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