The theory relating measurements to two-photon absorption cross sections to generated four-wave mixing signals is developed. It is shown that these cross sections can be measured relative to a reference signal. This work is applicable to measurements in other diatomic and polyatomic molecules.
© 1985 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 10, 1984
Manuscript Accepted: March 26, 1985
Published: August 1, 1985
J. Burris and T. J. McIlrath, "Theoretical study relating the two-photon absorption cross section to the susceptibility controlling four-wave mixing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 2, 1313-1317 (1985)