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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2003
  • pp: 631–633

Efficient hyper-Raman scattering in resonant coherent media

Ying Wu, Lingling Wen, and Yifu Zhu  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 8, pp. 631-633 (2003)

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We propose and analyze a hyper-Raman scheme for generation of coherent light in a five-level atomic system based on electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT). We show that EIT suppresses linear and nonlinear photon absorption and enables the hyper-Raman process to proceed through real, near-resonant intermediate states. The scheme greatly enhances hyper-Raman efficiency and may be used for generating short-wavelength radiation at low pump intensities.

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OCIS Codes
(020.4180) Atomic and molecular physics : Multiphoton processes
(190.5650) Nonlinear optics : Raman effect
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

Ying Wu, Lingling Wen, and Yifu Zhu, "Efficient hyper-Raman scattering in resonant coherent media," Opt. Lett. 28, 631-633 (2003)

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