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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 3 — Jan. 30, 2012
  • pp: 1912–1929

Observation of dressed odd-order multi-wave mixing in five-level atomic medium

Ning Li, Zhengyang Zhao, Haixia Chen, Peiying Li, Yueheng Li, Yan Zhao, Guozhen Zhou, Shuqiao Jia, and Yanpeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 3, pp. 1912-1929 (2012)

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By selectively blocking specific laser beams, we investigate coexisting seven distinguishable dressed odd-order multi-wave mixing (MWM) signals in a K-type five-level atomic system. We demonstrate that the enhancement and suppression of dressed four-wave mixing (FWM) signal can be directly detected by scanning the dressing field instead of the probe field. We also study the temporal and spatial interference between two FWM signals. Surprisingly, the pure-suppression of six-wave mixing signal has been shifted far away from resonance by atomic velocity component. Moreover, the interactions among six MWM signals have been studied.

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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: October 31, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: January 6, 2012
Published: January 13, 2012

Ning Li, Zhengyang Zhao, Haixia Chen, Peiying Li, Yueheng Li, Yan Zhao, Guozhen Zhou, Shuqiao Jia, and Yanpeng Zhang, "Observation of dressed odd-order multi-wave mixing in five-level atomic medium," Opt. Express 20, 1912-1929 (2012)

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