Slow-light six-wave mixing at low light intensities Article

cited authors

  • Kang, H; Hernandez, G; Zhu, Y

fiu authors


  • The use of six-wave mixing in a four-level electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) system with slow probe light was analyzed. It was found that EIT suppressed the linear susceptibility and enhanced the nonlinear susceptibilities in a four-level atomic system. The six-wave mixing at low light intensities was observed due to the suppression of linear susceptibility. The light emission in higher-order nonlinear optical process was viewed due to the diffraction of slow-light off a pure resonant nonlinear grating induced in the four-level EIT medium.

publication date

  • August 13, 2004

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)


  • 93


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