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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1111–1113

Four-wave parametric oscillation in sodium vapor by electromagnetically induced diffraction

Ken-ichi Harada, Minoru Ogata, and Masaharu Mitsunaga  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1111-1113 (2007)

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We have observed a novel type of parametric oscillation in sodium atomic vapor where four off-axis signal waves simultaneously build up under resonant and counterpropagating pump beams with elliptical beam profiles. The four waves, two of them Stokes shifted and the other two anti-Stokes shifted, have similar output powers of up to 10 mW with a conversion efficiency of 30% and are parametrically coupled by electromagnetically induced diffraction.

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OCIS Codes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(300.6290) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, four-wave mixing
(300.6320) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, high-resolution
(300.6420) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, nonlinear

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: December 11, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Ken-ichi Harada, Minoru Ogata, and Masaharu Mitsunaga, "Four-wave parametric oscillation in sodium vapor by electromagnetically induced diffraction," Opt. Lett. 32, 1111-1113 (2007)

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