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  • Vol. 18, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 1993
  • pp: 1606–1608

Efficiency of degenerate four-wave mixing in a two-level saturable absorbing medium

R. J. Knize  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 18, Issue 19, pp. 1606-1608 (1993)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.18.001606


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Abstract

Degenerate four-wave mixing in a two-level saturable absorbing medium is calculated on and off resonance for arbitrary input laser intensities and absorption coefficients. The maximum efficiency occurs at laser intensities higher than saturation in an optically thick medium. On resonance, the maximum efficiency can approach ∼4%, and it can be as large as 25% when the laser is tuned off resonance.

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History
Original Manuscript: April 16, 1993
Published: October 1, 1993

Citation
R. J. Knize, "Efficiency of degenerate four-wave mixing in a two-level saturable absorbing medium," Opt. Lett. 18, 1606-1608 (1993)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-18-19-1606


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