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Effects of “atomic depletion” on four-wave mixing in potassium

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Abstract

Theoretical and experimental results are presented for a four-wave mixing process involving two photons generated internally by stimulated electronic Raman scattering. Effects of saturation of the Stokes wave due to loss of population in the ground state are analyzed in some detail. It is shown that phase mismatch and the absorption of the generated wave play an important role in determining the efficiency of the mixing process.

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Mehendale, S.C., Gupta, P.K. & Rustagi, K.C. Effects of “atomic depletion” on four-wave mixing in potassium. Appl. Phys. B 32, 217–223 (1983). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00688291

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