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Suppression and shifting of odd-photon resonant excitations and stimulated hyper-Raman emissions
Author(s): W. R. Garrett; M. G. Payne
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Paper Abstract

When a principal atomic transition (dipole allowed from the ground state) is driven by odd- multi-photon excitation or by stimulated hyper-Raman scattering, a nonlinear multi-wave mixing field is generated at the transition frequency. A number of dramatic effects on such odd-photon mediated processes can ensue as a result of the internally generated wave-mixing fields. Excellent agreement between theory and experimental studies in Xe and in metal vapors is illustrated for a number of predicted effects including: suppression and strong shifting of resonance lines and hyper-Raman emissions under single and multi-laser excitation. We illustrate the dependence of the interference-related effects on pressure, oscillator strength, wavelength combination and relative propagation directions of pump laser beams. Contrary to most other nonlinear effects, we show that none of the features (in the semi-classical regime) depends on the intensity of the driving laser field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 1992
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 1626, Nonlinear Optics III, (1 April 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.58107
Show Author Affiliations
W. R. Garrett, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)
M. G. Payne, Oak Ridge National Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1626:
Nonlinear Optics III
Robert A. Fisher; John F. Reintjes, Editor(s)

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