Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 12, Issue 1, pp 35–40 | Cite as

Distinction of the competing processes in nonlinear resonant frequency mixing in atoms

  • V. M. Mitev
  • L. I. Pavlov
  • K. V. Stamenov
  • K. N. Drabovich


A coherent transient response technique is applied, for the first time, to distinguish between the influence of competing processes such as saturation of atomic transition and effects due to laser-induced nonlinear polarization on nonlinear resonant mixing. Experimental research is performed for the 3s–5s two-photon transition in sodium vapour. Delaying the probe picosecond pulse after the exciting one, variations of efficiency and phase-matched ratio upon incident intensity and exciting wavelength are investigated.


Sodium Communication Network Resonant Frequency Experimental Research Transient Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. M. Mitev
    • 1
  • L. I. Pavlov
    • 1
  • K. V. Stamenov
    • 1
  • K. N. Drabovich
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhysicsSofia UniversitySofiaBulgaria
  2. 2.Faculty of PhysicsMoscow State UniversityMoscowUSSR

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