Transient four-wave-mixing line shapes: Effects of excitation-induced dephasing

H. Wang, K. B. Ferrio, D. G. Steel, P. R. Berman, Y. Z. Hu, R. Binder, S. W. Koch

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We describe the transient four-wave-mixing (FWM) response in systems where decay of the optically induced coherence depends on the excitation level of the system. Using modified optical Bloch equations, we show that excitation-induced dephasing due to phase-interrupting excited-state interactions qualitatively modifies the temporal behavior and polarization dependence of the FWM signal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1551-R1554
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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