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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2010
  • pp: 3420–3422

Evidence of Autler–Townes splitting in high-order nonlinear processes

Yanpeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Nie, Zhiguo Wang, Changbiao Li, Feng Wen, and Min Xiao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 20, pp. 3420-3422 (2010)

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We demonstrate Autler–Townes (AT) splitting of four-wave mixing in an electromagnetically induced transparency window, which results from the destructive interference between a three-photon process and a five-photon process. The primary and secondary AT splittings are achieved via induced atomic coherence in a four-level Y-type atomic system. Theoretical calculations fit well with the experimentally measured results. Such controlled multichannel splitting of nonlinear optical signals can have potential applications in optical communication and quantum information processing.

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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

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: July 23, 2010
Revised Manuscript: September 14, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2010
Published: October 12, 2010

Yanpeng Zhang, Zhiqiang Nie, Zhiguo Wang, Changbiao Li, Feng Wen, and Min Xiao, "Evidence of Autler–Townes splitting in high-order nonlinear processes," Opt. Lett. 35, 3420-3422 (2010)

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