Abstract

Numerical modeling of two-photon-resonant sum-frequency mixing in mercury vapor predicts efficiencies >10% for generation of 130.2-nm oxygen resonance light. The modeling indicates that power broadening of the two-photon resonance due to amplified spontaneous emission from the pumped level strongly influences the mixing process. Measurements of the broadening and the efficiencies for difference-frequency mixing are presented as a check of the model calculations.

© 1987 Optical Society of America

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