Special Section on Slow and Fast Light

Four-wave mixing in a ring cavity

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Eugeniy E. Mikhailov

College of William and Mary, Department of Physics, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, United States

Jesse Evans

College of William and Mary, Department of Physics, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, United States

Dmitry Budker

Rochester Scientific, LLC, El Cerrito, California 94530, United States

University of California, Department of Physics, Berkeley, California 94720-7300, United States

Johannes Gutenberg University, Helmholtz Institute Mainz, Mainz 55099, Germany

Simon M. Rochester

Rochester Scientific, LLC, El Cerrito, California 94530, United States

Irina Novikova

College of William and Mary, Department of Physics, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185, United States

Opt. Eng. 53(10), 102709 (Aug 08, 2014). doi:10.1117/1.OE.53.10.102709
History: Received April 17, 2014; Revised July 9, 2014; Accepted July 10, 2014
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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.

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Eugeniy E. Mikhailov ; Jesse Evans ; Dmitry Budker ; Simon M. Rochester and Irina Novikova
"Four-wave mixing in a ring cavity", Opt. Eng. 53(10), 102709 (Aug 08, 2014). ; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/1.OE.53.10.102709


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