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The Multiphoton Coherent Hanle Effect

  • A. Flusberg
  • T. Mossberg
  • S. R. Hartmann
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Abstract

After a lull of several years, a good deal of interest has again been focussed on optical three-wave mixing in atomic vapors. Six years ago Finn and Ward studied dc-electric-field induced optical second-harmonic generation (SHG) in several inert gases[1]. This type of three-wave mixing depends on the mixing of atomic states of opposite parity in a dc electric field. In the second type of atomic three-wave mixing, which has only been reported during the past year, no dc electric field is introduced: instead, the generation occurs as a result of a higher-order (either E2 or M1) multipole moment of an atomic two-photon excitation.

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Flusberg
    • 1
  • T. Mossberg
    • 1
  • S. R. Hartmann
    • 1
  1. 1.Columbia UniversityNew YorkUSA

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