Four-wave mixing in a ring cavity

Eugeniy E. Mikhailov, Jesse Evans, Dmitry Budker, Simon M. Rochester, Irina Novikova
2014 Optical Engineering: The Journal of SPIE  
We investigate a four-wave mixing process in an N interaction scheme in Rb vapor placed inside a low-finesse ring cavity. We observe strong amplification and generation of a probe signal, circulating in the cavity, in the presence of two strong optical pump fields. We study the variations in probe field gain and dispersion as functions of experimental parameters with an eye on potential application of such a system for enhanced rotation measurements. A density-matrix calculation is performed to
more » ... ion is performed to model the system, and the theoretical results are compared to those of the experiment.
doi:10.1117/1.oe.53.10.102709 fatcat:wvfbzsru4vhpxhhy2exmo7dpwq