Nonlinear response function for time-domain and frequency-domain four-wave mixing
JOSA B, Vol. 3, Issue 4, pp. 595-606 (1986)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.3.000595
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Abstract
A unified theory of time-domain and frequency-domain four-wave mixing processes, which is based on the nonlinear response function R(t_{3}, t_{2}, t_{1}), is developed. The response function is expressed in terms of the four-point correlation function of the dipole operator F(τ_{1}, τ_{1}, τ_{3}, τ_{4}) and is evaluated explicitly for a stochastic model of line broadening that holds for any correlation time of the bath. Our results interpolate between the fast-modulation limit, in which the optical Bloch equations are valid, and the static limit of inhomogeneous line broadening. As an example of the relationship between time-domain and frequency-domain four-wave mixing, we compare the capabilities of steady-state and transient coherent anti-Stokes Raman spectroscopy experiments to probe the vibrational dynamics in ground and excited electronic states.
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Shaul Mukamel and Roger F. Loring, "Nonlinear response function for time-domain and frequency-domain four-wave mixing," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 3, 595-606 (1986)
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