Phase-conjugate amplification through transverse optical Zeeman pumping in resonant doppler-broadened degenerate four-wave mixing

C. Schmidt-Iglesias, G. Orriols, F. Pi

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Abstract

Degenerate four-wave mixing in an inhomogeneously broadened folded three-level system is considered to analyse theoretically the generation of phase-conjugate signals in optically dense media. The counter-propagating pump waves and the copropagating probe and forward pump waves are taken to be orthogonally polarized and interact selectively with the coupled one-photon transitions such that ground-state Zeeman coherence plays the dominant role in phase-conjugate wave generation. It is shown that even in a purely absorptive resonant interaction, transverse optical pumping gives rise to amplified reflection and coupled-mode oscillation, being the required pump intensities very low compared to that needed for saturation of the optical transitions. © 1988 Springer-Verlag.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-33
JournalApplied Physics B Photophysics and Laser Chemistry
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 1988

Keywords

  • 32.08B
  • 42.65F

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