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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2848–2851

Degenerate four-wave mixing in atomic ytterbium

Tian Li, Ryan P. Baker, and Jonathan D. Weinstein  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2848-2851 (2012)

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We have performed degenerate four-wave mixing experiments with cryogenically cooled atomic ytterbium. We use buffer-gas cooling to prepare high optical density samples at a temperature of 5 K, cold enough to resolve the different isotopes and hyperfine transitions. We observe four-wave mixing with cross-polarized pump and probe beams. The four-wave mixing is strongly enhanced when the laser is closely detuned from the S01(F=1/2)P11(F=1/2) transition of the Yb171 (I=1/2) isotope.

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OCIS Codes
(020.2930) Atomic and molecular physics : Hyperfine structure
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.6570) Quantum optics : Squeezed states

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: August 13, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2012
Published: September 21, 2012

Tian Li, Ryan P. Baker, and Jonathan D. Weinstein, "Degenerate four-wave mixing in atomic ytterbium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2848-2851 (2012)

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