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  • Vol. 7, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 1982
  • pp: 540–542

Saturation splitting in the spectrum of resonant degenerate four-wave mixing

Govind P. Agrawal, A. Van Lerberghe, P. Aubourg, and J. L. Boulnois  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 7, Issue 11, pp. 540-542 (1982)

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The spectrum of degenerate four-wave mixing on a homogeneously broadened one-photon transition is shown to exhibit line splitting when the pump-intensity difference exceeds the saturation intensity. The splitting arises from a saturation mechanism reinforced by the pump imbalance. Experimental evidence of this effect, using SF6 as the nonlinear medium, is presented.

© 1982 Optical Society of America

Original Manuscript: July 12, 1982
Published: November 1, 1982

Govind P. Agrawal, A. Van Lerberghe, P. Aubourg, and J. L. Boulnois, "Saturation splitting in the spectrum of resonant degenerate four-wave mixing," Opt. Lett. 7, 540-542 (1982)

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