OSA's Digital Library

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

| OPTICAL PHYSICS

  • Vol. 15, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 1998
  • pp: 34–40

Spectral and spatial evolution of a conical emission in Na vapor

A. Dreischuh, V. Kamenov, S. Dinev, U. Reiter-Domiaty, D. Gruber, and L. Windholz  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 15, Issue 1, pp. 34-40 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.15.000034


View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (431 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

A detailed study on yellow conical emission observed in dense sodium vapor following near-resonant one-photon excitation of the Na 42P levels was performed. The origins of conical emission are suggested to be due to Raman resonant four-wave parametric mixing processes. In order to describe spectral and spatial features of off-axis emission, we introduce self-phase modulation and induced-phase modulation as important additional nonlinear processes, explaining the nonmonotonic detuning of the wavelength of the conical radiation with the exiting laser wavelength in the vicinity of resonance transitions. The spatial evolution of emission generated via four-wave mixing is modeled by solving the two-dimensional nonlinear Schrödinger equation describing the spatial evolution of light beams in a nonlinear media. Experimental and theoretical results are presented and discussed.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(300.6210) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, atomic

Citation
A. Dreischuh, V. Kamenov, S. Dinev, U. Reiter-Domiaty, D. Gruber, and L. Windholz, "Spectral and spatial evolution of a conical emission in Na vapor," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 15, 34-40 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-15-1-34


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset

References

  1. Y. M. Kirin, S. G. Rautian, A. E. Semenov, and B. M. Chernobrod, JETP Lett. 11, 226 (1970).
  2. D. J. Harter and R. W. Boyd, Phys. Rev. A 29, 739 (1981).
  3. R. W. Boyd, M. G. Raymer, P. Naurum, and D. J. Harter, Phys. Rev. A 24, 441 (1981).
  4. W. Chalupczak, W. Gawlik, and J. Zachorowski, Opt. Commun. 99, 49 (1993).
  5. Y. Shevy and M. Rosenbluh, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 5, 116 (1988).
  6. U. Domiaty, D. Gruber, L. Windholz, S. G. Dinev, M. Allegrini, G. de Fillipo, F. Fuso, and R. H. Rinkleff, Appl. Phys. B 59, 525 (1994).
  7. A. C. Tam, Phys. Rev. A 19, 1971 (1979).
  8. E. A. Chauchard and Y. H. Meyer, Opt. Commun. 52, 141 (1984).
  9. M. E. Cernshaw and C. D. Cantrell, Phys. Rev. A 39, 126 (1989).
  10. N. V. Lugovoi and A. M. Prokhorov, Sov. Phys. JETP 42, 42 (1975).
  11. I. Golub, R. Shuker, and G. Erez, Opt. Commun. 57, 143 (1986).
  12. L. You, J. Mostowski, J. Cooper, and R. Shuker, Phys. Rev. A 46, 2925 (1992).
  13. L. You, J. Mostowski, J. Cooper, and R. Shuker, Phys. Rev. A 46, 2903 (1992).
  14. M. LeBerre, E. Ressayre, A. Tallet, K. Tai, H. M. Gibbs, M. C. Rushford, and N. Peyghambarian, J. Opt. Soc. Am. 1, 591 (1984).
  15. J. F. Valley, G. Khitrova, H. M. Gibbs, J. W. Grantham, and J. Xu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 2362 (1990).
  16. Y. Silverberg, Opt. Lett. 15, 1282 (1990).
  17. A. Dreischuh, U. Reiter-Domiaty, D. Gruber, L. Windholz, and S. Dinev, Appl. Phys. B (to be published).
  18. P. Sorokin and J. Wynne, in Nonlinear Infrared Generation, Y. R. Shen, ed., Vol. 16 of Topics of Applied Physics (Springer, Berlin, 1977), p. 160.
  19. J. F. Raintjes, ed., Nonlinear Optical Parametric Processes in Gases and Liquids (Academic, Boston, Mass., 1988).
  20. R. Alfano and P. Ho, “Self-, cross-, and induced-phase modulation of ultrashort laser pulse propagation,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-24, 351 (1988).
  21. R. B. Miles and S. E. Harris, “Optical third-harmonic generation in alkali metal vapors,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-9, 470 (1973).
  22. S. Dinev and A. Dreischuh, “Sum-frequency generation in the xuv,” Opt. Quantum Electron. 23, 91 (1991).
  23. Y. Prior, “A complete expression for the third-order susceptibility: perturbative and diagrammatical approach,” IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-20, 37 (1984).
  24. R. Saxena, I. McMichael, and P. Yeh, “Dynamics of refractive-index changes and two-beam coupling in resonant media,” Appl. Phys. B 51, 243 (1990).
  25. G. Yang and Y. R. Chen, “Spectral broadening of ultrashort pulses in a nonlinear medium,” Opt. Lett. 9, 510 (1984).
  26. R. H. Lehmberg, J. Reintjes, and R. C. Eckardt, “Two-photon resonantly enhanced self-defocusing in Cs vapor at 1.06 mm,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 25, 374 (1974).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited