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Nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a Doppler-broadened resonant medium

Nilsen, Joseph and Yariv, Amnon (1981) Nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a Doppler-broadened resonant medium. Journal of the Optical Society of America, 71 (2). pp. 180-183. ISSN 0030-3941. http://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:NILjosa81

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Abstract

Third-order susceptibilities are calculated for a Doppler-broadened two-level system. The dependence of four-wave mixing on the angle θ between the pump and signal fields is studied, and the reflection coefficient is shown to have a narrow field of view that is inversely proportional to the ratio of the Doppler width to the homogeneous linewidth. For the collinear geometry, θ = 0°, the frequency dependence of the nondegenerate case is analyzed and shown capable of yielding a real-time narrow-bandwidth optical filter whose bandwidth is limited by the homogeneous linewidth.


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Additional Information:© Copyright 1981 Optical Society of America. Received August 9, 1980. J. Nilsen thanks the Fannie and John Hertz Foundation for support of graduate studies. J. Nilsen is a Fannie and John Hertz Foundation Fellow. This research also was supported by the U.S. Army Office, Durham, N.C.
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Official Citation:J. Nilsen and A. Yariv, "Nondegenerate four-wave mixing in a Doppler-broadened resonant medium," J. Opt. Soc. Am. 71, 180-183 (1981) http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=josa-71-2-180
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