8 April 1988 Degenerate Four Wave Mixing In Cesium Vapor
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Proceedings Volume 0874, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943856
Event: 1988 Los Angeles Symposium: O-E/LASE '88, 1988, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Abstract
The work reported here demonstrates for the first time degenerate four wave mixing (DFWM) phase conjugation in cesium (Cs) atomic vapor. The strong, spectrally narrow transition of cesium at 852 nm gives conjugate reflectivities up to 154% with low pump beam powers. Temperature tuning of the DFWM response over a 30 GHz bandwidth is also demonstrated. An improved experimental design to determine the DFWM angular response shows a field-of-view of 20 mrad at the half response points. Self-focusing effects are observed to be similar to those in sodium vapor with an onset of increased conjugate divergence for reflectivities greater than about 25%.
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R J St. Pierre, R J St. Pierre, A B Horwitz, A B Horwitz, J C Brock, J C Brock, "Degenerate Four Wave Mixing In Cesium Vapor", Proc. SPIE 0874, Nonlinear Optical Beam Manipulation, Beam Combining, and Atmospheric Propagation, (8 April 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.943856; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.943856
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