Optical frequency conversion by a rotating molecular wave plate. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate efficient four-wave mixing in low-pressure molecular deuterium without the need for phase matching. We use two laser fields with opposite circular polarizations to produce a strong excitation of a rovibrational transition at a frequency of 3167 cm(-1) . The coherent molecular motion, in turn, modulates a third laser field (also circularly polarized) and results in highly efficient single-sideband conversion.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

author list (cited authors)

  • Sokolov, A. V., Sharpe, S. J., Shverdin, M., Walker, D. R., Yavuz, D. D., Yin, G. Y., & Harris, S. E.

citation count

  • 22

complete list of authors

  • Sokolov, AV||Sharpe, SJ||Shverdin, M||Walker, DR||Yavuz, DD||Yin, GY||Harris, SE

publication date

  • May 2001