High Efficiency Frequency Up-Conversion Enhanced by Electromagnetically Induced Transparency

  • C. Dorman
  • I. Kucukkara
  • M. Anscombe
  • R. Semaoune
  • J. P. Marangos
Conference paper


Electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) can enhance the conversion efficiency of a resonant four-wave mixing scheme. This is demonstrated for a scheme in Kr resulting in the generation of a field at 123.6 mn. The absolute VUV radiation yield was measured using a calibrated photodiode in the limit of a large density-length product. Energies of 30 ~ nJ per pulse were produced, with an energy conversion efficiency from the coupling field of ~ 1%. Higher yields are thought to be achievable by the use of a transform limited UV pulse of the same duration as the coupling field and by increasing the coupling laser intensity and the path length in the medium.


Pulse Energy Rabi Frequency Coupling Field Doppler Width Coupling Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Dorman
    • 1
  • I. Kucukkara
    • 1
  • M. Anscombe
    • 1
  • R. Semaoune
    • 1
  • J. P. Marangos
    • 1
  1. 1.Physics Department, Blackett LaboratoryImperial College of Science Technology and MedicineLondonUK

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