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Propagation Dynamics of a Temporally, Amplitude- and Group-Velocity-Matched Two-Mode Ultraslow Wave in a Three-Level Lamda System

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Author(s)

Lu Deng, Marvin G. Payne, Edward W. Hagley

Abstract

We investigate the propagation dynamics of a two-mode probe field traveling with ultra-slow group velocities. We show that a strong cross-beam coupling occurs between the two modes of the probe wave. In the adiabatic limit and under appropriate conditions, both modes can travel with the same greatly reduced group velocity, and one mode can grow and take on features of the other mode. When only one mode of probe field is injected, the generation and growth of the second mode has four-wave mixing characteristics, resulting in a tunable ultra-slow four-wave mixing field with high flux conversion efficiency.
Citation
Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics)
Volume
70
Issue
6

Keywords

FWM, matched pulse, wave propagation

Citation

Deng, L. , Payne, M. and Hagley, E. (2004), Propagation Dynamics of a Temporally, Amplitude- and Group-Velocity-Matched Two-Mode Ultraslow Wave in a Three-Level Lamda System, Physical Review A (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics), [online], https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.70.063813 (Accessed May 29, 2023)
Created December 22, 2004, Updated November 10, 2018