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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2009
  • pp: 1710–1719

Polarization spectroscopy of dressed four-wave mixing in a three-level atomic system

Ruimin Wang, Yigang Du, Yanpeng Zhang, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiqiang Nie, Changbiao Li, Yuanyuan Li, Jianping Song, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 9, pp. 1710-1719 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.001710


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Abstract

Polarization properties of pure four-wave mixing (FWM) and dressed-FWM processes in a two-level system and a cascade three-level atomic system are theoretically and experimentally investigated. The relative intensities and polarization characteristics of the FWM signals in different laser polarization configurations and different level systems are experimentally investigated and compared. Also, the results are theoretically explained by different transition paths combinations. In the dressed-FWM processes, we study the dependence of dressing effect on the incident field’s polarization. The FWM signal generated by a linearly polarized pumping field is suppressed more by the dressing field than the one generated by a circularly polarized pumping field. However, an opposite effect was observed when the probe field’s polarization is changed. The multidressing mechanisms are used to explain these effects. In addition, the interference and polarization dependence of the coexisting FWM signals in the same atomic system are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Spectroscopy

History
Original Manuscript: June 23, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2009
Published: August 14, 2009

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August 19, 2009 Spotlight on Optics

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Ruimin Wang, Yigang Du, Yanpeng Zhang, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiqiang Nie, Changbiao Li, Yuanyuan Li, Jianping Song, and Min Xiao, "Polarization spectroscopy of dressed four-wave mixing in a three-level atomic system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 1710-1719 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-9-1710


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