Eliminating nonlinear phase mismatch in resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing

Mattias Johnsson, Evgeny Korsunsky, Michael Fleischhauer*

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Resonantly enhanced four-wave mixing in double-Λ systems is limited by ac-Stark induced nonlinear phase shifts. With counter-propagating pump fields the intensity-phase coupling has minimal impact on the dynamics, but it is of critical importance for co-propagation. The nonlinear phase terms lead to an increase of the conversion length linearly proportional to the inverse seed intensity, while without nonlinear phase-mismatch the scaling is only logarithmic. We here show that the ac-Stark contributions can be eliminated while retaining the four-wave mixing contribution by choosing a suitable five-level system with appropriate detunings.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)335-341
Number of pages7
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4-6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2002
Externally publishedYes


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