We study nearly degenerate four-wave mixing using a two-photon-allowed vibrational transition of parahydrogen. A signal photon is generated by a trigger photon and coherence among parahydrogen, which is prepared by two counterpropagating pump pulses, and we investigate the dependence of the signal pulse energy on the trigger frequency. The measured spectra depend on the geometry, shifting depending on the direction of the signal pulse and on the small angle formed by the counterpropagating pump pulses. Furthermore, we investigate the dependence of signal pulse energy on the incident time of the trigger pulse. The measured signal pulse energy is high if the trigger pulse is delayed slightly with respect to the pump pulses. We demonstrate that these geometry-dependent spectra and coherent-transient response can be explained by using simple models.
|Journal||Journal of Physics B: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics|
|Publication status||Published - Nov 4 2019|
- nearly degenerate four-wave mixing
- two-photon emission
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Condensed Matter Physics