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  • Vol. 24, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 1999
  • pp: 86–88

Enhancement of four-wave mixing and line narrowing by use of quantum coherence in an optically dense double-Λ solid

B. S. Ham, M. S. Shahriar, and P.R. Hemmer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 24, Issue 2, pp. 86-88 (1999)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.24.000086


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Abstract

We have demonstrated enhanced nondegenerate four-wave mixing by use of a resonant probe in a double- Λ system consisting of an optically dense spectral hole–burning solid. The observed probe diffraction efficiency is ~16% in amplitude at 6 K, which is higher than for an off-resonant probe in a Λ -type scheme. We have also observed two-photon coherence line narrowing, which has potential application to high-resolution spectroscopy.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4720) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities of condensed matter
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

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B. S. Ham, M. S. Shahriar, and P.R. Hemmer, "Enhancement of four-wave mixing and line narrowing by use of quantum coherence in an optically dense double-Λ solid," Opt. Lett. 24, 86-88 (1999)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-24-2-86


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