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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 381–383

Controlled parametric generation in a double-ladder system via all-resonant four-wave mixing

Paul S. Hsu, Anil K. Patnaik, and George R. Welch  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 381-383 (2008)

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We demonstrate parametric generation of a new coherent field with a polarization orthogonal to the signal field via an all-resonant four-wave mixing process in a double-ladder system. We show that the generation of the coherent field is an efficient resonantly enhanced process that can be realized with a fairly dilute medium and relatively weak drive fields. The large parameter domain that exists in this system provides good control for both the weak probe and the generated field. Potential applications in optical communication are outlined.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4410) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, parametric processes
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects
(270.4180) Quantum optics : Multiphoton processes

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: September 24, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 4, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 7, 2008
Published: February 14, 2008

Paul S. Hsu, Anil K. Patnaik, and George R. Welch, "Controlled parametric generation in a double-ladder system via all-resonant four-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 33, 381-383 (2008)

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