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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 12 — Dec. 1, 2011
  • pp: 2940–2946

Coexisting polarized four-wave mixing processes in a two-level atomic system

Ruimin Wang, Zhenkun Wu, Suling Sang, Jianping Song, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiguo Wang, Changbiao Li, and Yanpeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 12, pp. 2940-2946 (2011)

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We investigate the polarization dependence of eight coexisting four-wave mixing (FWM) signals in a two-level atomic system. The intensities and polarization states of coexisting FWM signals are modulated by the polarization configurations and frequency detunings of the incident fields. The suppression and enhancement due to the dressing effects present different polarization dependences. Both the mutual-dressing effect and the self-dressing effect are considered to explain the observed phenomena.

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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:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 13, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: October 3, 2011
Published: November 18, 2011

Ruimin Wang, Zhenkun Wu, Suling Sang, Jianping Song, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiguo Wang, Changbiao Li, and Yanpeng Zhang, "Coexisting polarized four-wave mixing processes in a two-level atomic system," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2940-2946 (2011)

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