Spectrum of three-wave mixing for multimode fields

Y. B. Band, D. F. Heller, J. S. Krasinski

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Analytic solutions are developed for the time-dependent intensity that results from the three-wave mixing of multimode fields. These differ dramatically from the solutions for single-mode (time-independent) fields. New frequencies in the output spectrum are created as input intensities increase. Under conditions of strong nonlinear coupling the output spectrum broadens, ultimately reaching the phase-match bandwidth limit, and the dynamics can become chaotic. A new technique for enhancing mixing efficiencies is presented.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4400-4403
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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