Experimental realization of a two-photon laser in strongly driven potassium atoms


Journal Article

Novel quantum oscillators consisting of strongly driven potassium atoms contained in a high-finesse optical resonator were examined. Two-photon amplification arose from laser-driven resonant scattering between magnetic hyperfine levels. A novel configuration using different states of polarization and an orthogonal beam geometry allowed discrimination between the numerous gain mechanisms. This configuration suppressed competing phase-matched wave-mixing processes, which was crucial to realize an ideal two-photon amplifier.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pfister, O; Brown, WJ; Stenner, M; Gauthier, DJ

Published Date

  • January 1, 1999

Published In

  • Iqec, International Quantum Electronics Conference Proceedings

Start / End Page

  • 160 - 161

Citation Source

  • Scopus