Nondegenerate Parametric Self-Oscillation via Multiwave Mixing in Coherent Atomic Media Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We demonstrate an efficient nonlinear process in which Stokes and anti-Stokes components are generated spontaneously in a multilevel medium coherently prepared by resonant, counterpropagating fields. A medium of this kind combines large nonlinear gain and efficient intrinsic feedback, thereby allowing for very weak optical fields to induce nonlinear processes. Mirrorless self-oscillation induced by microwatts of light power (nanojoules of pulse energy) is observed. 1999 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review Letters

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Zibrov, A. S., Lukin, M. D., & Scully, M. O.

citation count

  • 131

complete list of authors

  • Zibrov, AS||Lukin, MD||Scully, MO

publication date

  • November 1999