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  • Vol. 13, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 1988
  • pp: 913–915

Elemental analysis by doubly resonant four-wave mixing in Na-seeded flames

Bruce K. Winker and John C. Wright  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 13, Issue 10, pp. 913-915 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.13.000913


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Abstract

Doubly resonant four-wave mixing has been used with two lasers set for resonance with the two Na D-line transitions to perform elemental analysis with a Na-seeded flame. The method is analogous to phase-conjugation methods where all lasers have the same frequency. Strong saturation effects and dynamic Stark splittings are observed and used to optimize the mixing efficiency. A nonperturbative theory is presented and shown to describe the experimental results.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 21, 1988
Manuscript Accepted: July 1, 1988
Published: October 1, 1988

Citation
Bruce K. Winker and John C. Wright, "Elemental analysis by doubly resonant four-wave mixing in Na-seeded flames," Opt. Lett. 13, 913-915 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-13-10-913

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