21 October 1998 Nonlinear optics at maximum coherence
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Proceedings Volume 3485, 11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics; (1998) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328253
Event: Eleventh International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics, 1997, Novosibirsk, Russian Federation
Abstract
We describe nonlinear optical processes in a medium with maximal coherence on a Raman transition. The nonlinear polarization of such a medium is of the same order of magnitude as the linear polarization. This allows efficient frequency conversion and generation of a wide spectrum of Raman sidebands. The phase of the coherence can be controlled through a small two-photon detuning from the Raman resonance. An appropriate choice of the phase improves nonlinear generation and propagation of sidebands through an inhomogeneous gaseous medium.
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Alexei V. Sokolov, Alexei V. Sokolov, Guang-Yu Yin, Guang-Yu Yin, Stephen E. Harris, Stephen E. Harris, } "Nonlinear optics at maximum coherence", Proc. SPIE 3485, 11th International Vavilov Conference on Nonlinear Optics, (21 October 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.328253; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.328253
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