Coherent Control of Four-Wave Mixing

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Springer Science & Business Media, May 30, 2011 - Technology & Engineering - 400 pages
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"Coherent Control of Four-Wave Mixing" discusses the frequency, temporal and spatial domain interplays of four-wave mixing (FWM) processes induced by atomic coherence in multi-level atomic systems. It covers topics in five major areas: the ultrafast FWM polarization beats due to interactions between multi-color laser beams and multi-level media; coexisting Raman-Rayleigh-Brillouin-enhanced polarization beats due to color-locking noisy field correlations; FWM processes with different kinds of dual-dressed schemes in ultra-thin, micrometer and long atomic cells; temporal and spatial interference between FWM and six-wave mixing (SWM) signals in multi-level electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) media; spatial displacements and splitting of the probe and generated FWM beams, as well as the observations of gap soliton trains, vortex solitons, and stable multicomponent vector solitons in the FWM signals.

The book is intended for scientists, researchers, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in Nonlinear Optics.

Dr. Yanpeng Zhang is a professor and Zhiqiang Nie is a Ph. D. student at the Key Laboratory for Physical Electronics and Devices of the Ministry of Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China. Dr. Min Xiao is a professor of physics at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, U.S.A.

 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Ultrafast Polarization Beats of FourWave Mixing Processes
23
3 RamanRayleigh and Brillouinenhanced FWM Polarization Beats
80
4 MultiDressing FourWave Mixing Processes in Confined and Nonconfined Atomic System
169
5 Enhancement and Suppression in FourWave Mixing Processes
253
6 MultiWave Mixing Processes in Multilevel Atomic System
282
7 Controlling Spatial Shift and Spltting of FourWave Mixing
333
8 Spatial Modulation of FourWave Mixing Solitons
373
Index
411
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