Third-order susceptibilities are calculated for a Doppler-broadened two-level system. The dependence of four-wave mixing on the angle θ between the pump and signal fields is studied, and the reflection coefficient is shown to have a narrow field of view that is inversely proportional to the ratio of the Doppler width to the homogeneous linewidth. For the collinear geometry, θ = 0°, the frequency dependence of the nondegenerate case is analyzed and shown capable of yielding a real-time narrow-bandwidth optical filter whose bandwidth is limited by the homogeneous linewidth.
© 1981 Optical Society of America
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