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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2001
  • pp: 728–730

Optical frequency conversion by a rotating molecular wave plate

A. V. Sokolov, S. J. Sharpe, M. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 10, pp. 728-730 (2001)

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We demonstrate efficient four-wave mixing in low-pressure molecular deuterium without the need for phase matching. We use two laser fields with opposite circular polarizations to produce a strong excitation of a rovibrational transition at a frequency of 3167 cm-1 . The coherent molecular motion, in turn, modulates a third laser field (also circularly polarized) and results in highly efficient single-sideband conversion.

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OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.6270) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, far infrared

A. V. Sokolov, S. J. Sharpe, M. Shverdin, D. R. Walker, D. D. Yavuz, G. Y. Yin, and S. E. Harris, "Optical frequency conversion by a rotating molecular wave plate," Opt. Lett. 26, 728-730 (2001)

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