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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2012
  • pp: 2901–2909

Efficient two-process frequency conversion through a dark intermediate state

Gil Porat and Ady Arie  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 29, Issue 10, pp. 2901-2909 (2012)

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Two simultaneous three wave mixing processes are analyzed, where an input frequency is converted to an output frequency via an intermediate stage. By employing simultaneous phase-matching and an adiabatic modulation of the nonlinear coupling strengths, the intermediate frequency is kept dark throughout the interaction while obtaining high conversion efficiency. This feat is accomplished in a manner analogous to population transfer in atomic stimulated Raman adiabatic passage. Applications include conversion between remote frequencies, e.g., mid-IR to visible, and study of electronic crystal properties in the UV absorption band.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 9, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: August 21, 2012
Published: September 24, 2012

Gil Porat and Ady Arie, "Efficient two-process frequency conversion through a dark intermediate state," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 29, 2901-2909 (2012)

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