Mirrorless parametric oscillation in an atomic Raman process

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Author(s)

  • Kai Zhang
  • Jinxian Guo
  • Chun-Hua Yuan
  • L. Q. Chen
  • Chengling Bian
  • Bing Chen
  • Weiping Zhang

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Article number063826
Journal / PublicationPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Volume89
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2014
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

We investigate experimentally and theoretically the onset of parametric oscillation in a single-pass atomic Raman scattering process without the optical feedback. We find that this Raman oscillation effect is due to the coherent buildup of the atomic spin waves, and therefore the threshold of the Raman pump power for the onset of the oscillation depends on the decoherence time of the atomic spin waves and the Raman coupling constant but is not sensitive to the loss of the Stokes field, unlike the effect of amplified spontaneous emission. A simple theory of atomic Raman process fits the experimental results very well. The long decoherence time of the atomic spin waves in the atomic Raman process leads to a threshold power as low as a few hundred microwatts. © 2014 American Physical Society.

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Citation Format(s)

Mirrorless parametric oscillation in an atomic Raman process. / Zhang, Kai; Guo, Jinxian; Yuan, Chun-Hua; Chen, L. Q.; Bian, Chengling; Chen, Bing; Ou, Z. Y.; Zhang, Weiping.

In: Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, Vol. 89, No. 6, 063826, 27.06.2014.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review