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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 14 — Jul. 4, 2011
  • pp: 13675–13685

Controlling cascade dressing interaction of four-wave mixing image

Changbiao Li, Yanpeng Zhang, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiguo Wang, Haixia Chen, Suling Sang, Ruyi Zhang, Zhenkun Wu, Liang Li, and Peiying Li  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 14, pp. 13675-13685 (2011)

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We report our observations on enhancement and suppression of spatial four-wave mixing (FWM) images and the interplay of four coexisting FWM processes in a two-level atomic system associating with three-level atomic system as comparison. The phenomenon of spatial splitting of the FWM signal has been observed in both x and y directions. Such FWM spatial splitting is induced by the enhanced cross-Kerr nonlinearity due to atomic coherence. The intensity of the spatial FWM signal can be controlled by an additional dressing field. Studies on such controllable beam splitting can be very useful in understanding spatial soliton formation and interactions, and in applications of spatial signal processing.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: April 11, 2011
Revised Manuscript: May 21, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 19, 2011
Published: June 30, 2011

Changbiao Li, Yanpeng Zhang, Huaibin Zheng, Zhiguo Wang, Haixia Chen, Suling Sang, Ruyi Zhang, Zhenkun Wu, Liang Li, and Peiying Li, "Controlling cascade dressing interaction of four-wave mixing image," Opt. Express 19, 13675-13685 (2011)

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