Laser preparation of cesium atoms for degenerate four-wave mixing

R. J. Knize, J. M C Jonathan, B. Ai, D. S. Glassner, J. P. Partanen

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We show that the nonlinear optical response of an atomic vapor can be enhanced by the utilization of a second laser which selectively alters the atomic populations. We use a second, state-preparation laser to assist the degenerate four wave mixing and observe a signal at a non-cyclic transition in cesium vapor. In the absence of this state-preparation laser, the non-cycling transition is subject to optical pumping and consequently the four wave mixing signal is not observed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Nov 1992
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


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