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Optical Engineering

Four-wave mixing in a ring cavity
Author(s): Eugeniy E. Mikhailov; Jesse Evans; Dmitry Budker; Simon M. Rochester; Irina Novikova
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Paper Abstract

We investigate a four-wave-mixing process in an N interaction scheme in Rb vapor placed inside a low-finesse ring cavity. We observe strong amplification and generation of a probe signal, circulating in the cavity, in the presence of two strong optical pump fields. We study the variations in probe field gain and dispersion as functions of experimental parameters with an eye on the potential application of such a system for enhanced rotation measurements. Density-matrix calculations are performed to model the system and are shown to provide good qualitative agreement with the experiment.

Paper Details

Date Published: 8 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
Opt. Eng. 53(10) 102709 doi: 10.1117/1.OE.53.10.102709
Published in: Optical Engineering Volume 53, Issue 10
Show Author Affiliations
Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, The College of William & Mary (United States)
Jesse Evans, The College of William & Mary (United States)
Dmitry Budker, Rochester Scientific, LLC (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Johannes Gutenberg Univ. (Germany)
Simon M. Rochester, Rochester Scientific, LLC (United States)
Irina Novikova, The College of William & Mary (United States)

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