We present an analysis of optical phase conjugation with frequency doubling in terms of nondegenerate six-wave mixing fifth-order nonlinear susceptibility. We show how the Bragg phase-matching condition is achieved at small angles. The process under picosecond-pulse conditions in a polydiacetylene solution pumped at two-photon resonance and probed at one-photon resonance is experimentally demonstrated. Results are discussed in terms of a one-dimensional quantum three-level system. The proximity of one- and two-photon resonance in conjugated polymers makes these polymers efficient nonlinear-optical materials for this original application. The experiment permits artifact-free measurement of the two-photon state recovery time of the red form of polydiacetylene.
© 1991 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: February 8, 1990
Manuscript Accepted: August 20, 1990
Published: March 1, 1991
Fabrice Charra and Jean-Michel Nunzi, "Nondegenerate multiwave mixing in polydiacetylene: phase conjugation with frequency conversion," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 8, 570-577 (1991)