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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2007
  • pp: 1120–1122

Observation of interference between four-wave mixing and six-wave mixing

Yanpeng Zhang, Andy W. Brown, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 9, pp. 1120-1122 (2007)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.32.001120


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Abstract

We report generation of four-wave mixing enhanced by electromagnetically induced transparency and optical pumping in a ladder-type atomic system. When two pumping laser beams are used to form a conjugate small-angle static grating, both four-wave and six-wave mixing processes are shown to exist at the same time. Interference between these two nonlinear wave-mixing signals is experimentally demonstrated.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes
(300.2570) Spectroscopy : Four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: December 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: January 29, 2007
Published: April 3, 2007

Citation
Yanpeng Zhang, Andy W. Brown, and Min Xiao, "Observation of interference between four-wave mixing and six-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 32, 1120-1122 (2007)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-32-9-1120


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