Radiative decay-induced narrow resonances in four-wave mixing due to nonconservation of population, alignment, and orientation.

Duncan G. Steel, J. Liu, P. R. Berman, G. Khitrova

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Abstract

It is demonstrated how spectroscopic line shape analysis of backward nearly degenerate four-wave mixing (NDFWM) can be used to determine all the relaxation parameters characterizing a two-level atom. This problem is investigated in the context of a simple gas-phase collisionless system but has important implications for interpretation of nonlinear spectroscopy data in more complicated systems, such as solids or liquids. The authors also report the observation of linewidths smaller than the radiative linewidth associated with the two-level transition. The narrow resonances that are observed can serve as the basis for constructing a narrowband tunable optical filter or for locking two laser frequencies together.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7
PublisherPubl by IEEE
Pages186, 187
ISBN (Print)155752033X
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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NameCLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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    Steel, D. G., Liu, J., Berman, P. R., & Khitrova, G. (1988). Radiative decay-induced narrow resonances in four-wave mixing due to nonconservation of population, alignment, and orientation. In CLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7 (pp. 186, 187). (CLEO 88 Conf Lasers Electro Opt 1988 Tech Dig Ser Vol 7). Publ by IEEE.