Observation of resonantly enhanced sum-frequency generation involving sodium Rydberg states


Journal Article

A large, dc-electric-field-induced nonlinear optical susceptibility is exploited to produce ultraviolet radiation in the range 2453-2476 Å by the process of sum-frequency generation in sodium. The interaction is resonantly enhanced at the first intermediate level by the 3 2P3 /2 state and at the second intermediate level by a Rydberg state. Conversion efficiencies of 10-5have been obtained; improvement of this value by a factor of 103should be possible. © 1983 Optical Society of America.

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Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Krasinski, J; Boyd, RW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1983

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 8 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 211 - 213

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1539-4794

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0146-9592

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1364/OL.8.000211

Citation Source

  • Scopus