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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 5 — Mar. 11, 2013
  • pp: 5654–5670

Observation of angle-modulated switch between enhancement and suppression of nonlinear optical processes

Zhiguo Wang, Zhengyang Zhao, Peiying Li, Jiamin Yuan, Huayan Lan, Huaibin Zheng, Yiqi Zhang, and Yanpeng Zhang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 5, pp. 5654-5670 (2013)

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We simultaneously investigate the four-wave mixing and the fluorescence signals via two cascade electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) systems in atomic rubidium vapor. By manipulating the deflection angle between the probe beam and certain coupling beams, the dark state can extraordinarily switch to bright state, induced by the angle-modulation on the dressing effect. Besides, in the fluorescence signal, the peak of two-photon fluorescence due to classical emission and the dip of single-photon fluorescence due to dressing effect are distinguished, both in separate spectral curves and in the global profile of spectrum. Meanwhile, we observe and analyze the similarities and discrepancies between the two ground-state hyperfine levels F = 2 and F = 3 of Rb 85 for the first time.

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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 1, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 15, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 28, 2013
Published: March 1, 2013

Zhiguo Wang, Zhengyang Zhao, Peiying Li, Jiamin Yuan, Huayan Lan, Huaibin Zheng, Yiqi Zhang, and Yanpeng Zhang, "Observation of angle-modulated switch between enhancement and suppression of nonlinear optical processes," Opt. Express 21, 5654-5670 (2013)

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