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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 14 — Jul. 15, 1996
  • pp: 1064–1066

Enhancement of nondegenerate four-wave mixing based on electromagnetically induced transparency in rubidium atoms

Yong-qing Li and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 14, pp. 1064-1066 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.001064


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Abstract

We report an experimental observation of the enhancement of nondegenerate four-wave mixing (NDFWM) based on electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in a lambda-type three-level system of rubidium atoms. We measured both the linear susceptibility Im χ D ( 1 ) (absorption) and the third-order nonlinear coefficient χ D ( 3 ) separately for the NDFWM process at a low atomic density. We found that, owing to the EIT effect, the linear absorption term Im χ D ( 1 ) is greatly reduced, while the nonlinear generation term χ D ( 3 ) is resonantly enhanced, permitting us to observe a significant enhancement of the NDFWM signal in an optically dense medium.

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Original Manuscript: February 1, 1996
Published: July 15, 1996

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Yong-qing Li and Min Xiao, "Enhancement of nondegenerate four-wave mixing based on electromagnetically induced transparency in rubidium atoms," Opt. Lett. 21, 1064-1066 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-14-1064


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