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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 18 — Aug. 31, 2009
  • pp: 15468–15480

Modulating the multi-wave mixing processes via the polarizable dark states

Huaibin Zheng, Yanpeng Zhang, Utsab Khadka, Ruimin Wang, Changbiao Li, Zhiqiang Nie, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 18, pp. 15468-15480 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.015468


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Abstract

We have observed multi-wave mixing (MWM) processes in reversed-Y (RY) type system in 87Rb atoms with electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) windows at different laser polarization configurations. Interesting rules of changing the MWM processes and EIT profiles are obtained. We have found that the degenerate Zeeman sublevels and their dressed-state effects are responsible for these observed phenomena. Polarizable dark states are used to describe the multi-level dressed states. The experimental data are in good agreement with the results from the theoretical calculation that takes into account all the 16 Zeeman sublevels in the RY system.

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OCIS Codes
(020.1670) Atomic and molecular physics : Coherent optical effects
(190.4180) Nonlinear optics : Multiphoton processes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(190.4223) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear wave mixing

ToC Category:
Atomic and Molecular Physics

History
Original Manuscript: June 22, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 19, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 20, 2009
Published: August 17, 2009

Citation
Huaibin Zheng, Yanpeng Zhang, Utsab Khadka, Ruimin Wang, Changbiao Li, Zhiqiang Nie, and Min Xiao, "Modulating the multi-wave mixing processes via the polarizable dark states," Opt. Express 17, 15468-15480 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-17-18-15468


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