Enhancement of four-wave mixing and line narrowing by use of quantum coherence in an optically dense double-? solid. Academic Article uri icon


  • We have demonstrated enhanced nondegenerate four-wave mixing by use of a resonant probe in a double- ? system consisting of an optically dense spectral hole-burning solid. The observed probe diffraction efficiency is ~16% in amplitude at 6 K, which is higher than for an off-resonant probe in a ? -type scheme. We have also observed two-photon coherence line narrowing, which has potential application to high-resolution spectroscopy.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Ham, B. S., Shahriar, M. S., & Hemmer, P. R.

citation count

  • 26

complete list of authors

  • Ham, BS||Shahriar, MS||Hemmer, PR

publication date

  • January 1999