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  • Vol. 17, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2000
  • pp: 2001–2010

Resonant continuous four-wave mixing and parametric amplification

U. Hinze, B. N. Chichkov, E. Tiemann, and B. Wellegehausen  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 17, Issue 12, pp. 2001-2010 (2000)

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Theoretical and experimental investigations of continuous four-wave mixing and parametric amplification in a resonantly driven double-Λ scheme of Na2 molecules are reported. Cases of copropagating and counterpropagating pump waves are analyzed. Macroscopic propagation of the generated fields and the interplay of absorption, Raman gain, four-wave mixing, and parametric amplification are studied.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(190.7220) Nonlinear optics : Upconversion

U. Hinze, B. N. Chichkov, E. Tiemann, and B. Wellegehausen, "Resonant continuous four-wave mixing and parametric amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 17, 2001-2010 (2000)

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