Suppression of amplified spontaneous emission by the four-wave mixing process


Journal Article

Two-photon-resonant excitation of the sodium 3d level can lead to the generation of new frequencies either by amplified spontaneous emission at the 3d'3p transition frequency or by a resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing process. Competition between these two processes has been observed. The four-wave mixing process can suppress amplified spontaneous emission by preventing the excitation of the 3d level due to an interference between two different pathways connecting the ground (3s) and 3d states. © 1985 The American Physical Society.

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Cited Authors

  • Malcuit, MS; Gauthier, DJ; Boyd, RW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 55 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1086 - 1089

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.55.1086

Citation Source

  • Scopus