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A Novel Technique for Resonantly Enhanced Sum-Frequency Generation Involving Rydberg Atomic States

  • Daniel J. Gauthier
  • Jerzy Krasinski
  • Robert W. Boyd
Conference paper

Abstract

Experimental evidence is presented that demonstrates the usefulness of atomic Rydberg states in resonantly enhanced, nonlinear optical mixing. This work provides verification of a recent prediction that large nonlinear optical susceptibilities can be obtained by applying a modest dc electric field to a medium in which the Rydberg levels are accessible by the laser fields’. This technique should prove useful in the development of new tunable coherent sources at wavelengths where conventional mixing crystals do not transmit.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Gauthier
    • 1
  • Jerzy Krasinski
    • 1
  • Robert W. Boyd
    • 1
  1. 1.The Institute of OpticsUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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