Quantum theory of nondegenerate multiwave mixing

Seng Tiong Ho*, Prem Kumar, Jeffrey H. Shapiro

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A quantum theory of nondegenerate multiwave mixing in a two-level atomic medium is formulated, with emphasis on traveling-wave interaction geometries. Two equivalent alternative methods are developed to treat, with some rigor, the spatial propagation of the interacting multimode traveling-wave field. The theory is applied to the case of a single beam propagating through the medium to obtain the spectrum of squeezing. The effects of spontaneous emission, propagation loss, atomic collisions, and pump-probe phase mismatch are comprehensively taken into account for the first time.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3982-3985
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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