Abstract

We report experimental observation of three-field noise correlation between two coexisting four-wave mixing (FWM) signals and the probe signal in a coherently-prepared rubidium vapor system. The two FWM signals in a double-Λ type quasi-four-level atomic system are obtained in different directions via their respective phase- matching conditions and can be detected individually. These signals and the probe beam are found to be strongly correlated or anticorrelated with each other.

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Balic, V.

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Boyer, V.

R. Pooser, A. Marino, V. Boyer, K. Jones, and P. Lett, Opt. Express 17, 16722 (2009).
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Braje, D.

V. Balic, D. Braje, P. Kolchin, G. Yin, and S. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Brown, A.

Y. Zhang, A. Brown, and M. Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 123603 (2007).
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Burkett, W.

Cronin-Golomb, M.

Donoghue, J.

Ekert, A.

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Fujisawa, A.

Gea-Banacloche, J.

M. Xiao, Y. Li, S. Jin, and J. Gea-Banacloche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 666 (1995).
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Harada, K.

Harris, S.

V. Balic, D. Braje, P. Kolchin, G. Yin, and S. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Hayashi, N.

Hemmer, P.

Jin, S.

M. Xiao, Y. Li, S. Jin, and J. Gea-Banacloche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 666 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Jones, K.

Katz, D.

Kolchin, P.

V. Balic, D. Braje, P. Kolchin, G. Yin, and S. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kumar, P.

Kwiat, P.

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lett, P.

R. Pooser, A. Marino, V. Boyer, K. Jones, and P. Lett, Opt. Express 17, 16722 (2009).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Boyer, A. Marino, R. Pooser, and P. Lett, Science 321, 544 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Boyer, C. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. Lett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Li, C.

Li, Y.

M. Xiao, Y. Li, S. Jin, and J. Gea-Banacloche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 666 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lü, B.

Marino, A.

Mattle, K.

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

McCormick, C.

V. Boyer, C. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. Lett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Mitsunaga, M.

Nie, Z.

Ogata, M.

Okuma, J.

Pooser, R.

Rostovtsev, Y.

V. Sautenkov, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 72, 065801 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sautenkov, V.

V. Sautenkov, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 72, 065801 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Scully, M.

V. Sautenkov, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 72, 065801 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Sergienko, A.

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Shahriar, M.

Shih, Y.

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wang, Z.

Weinfurter, H.

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wen, F.

Xiao, M.

Y. Zhang, Z. Nie, Z. Wang, C. Li, F. Wen, and M. Xiao, Opt. Lett. 35, 3420 (2010).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Zhang, A. Brown, and M. Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 123603 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

B. Lü, W. Burkett, and M. Xiao, Opt. Lett. 23, 804 (1998).
[CrossRef]

M. Xiao, Y. Li, S. Jin, and J. Gea-Banacloche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 666 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yin, G.

V. Balic, D. Braje, P. Kolchin, G. Yin, and S. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zeilinger, A.

D. Bouweester, A. Ekert, and A. Zeilinger, The Physics of Quantum Information (Springer-Verlag, 2000).

Zeilnger, A.

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zhang, Y.

Opt. Express (1)

Opt. Lett. (5)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

V. Sautenkov, Y. Rostovtsev, and M. Scully, Phys. Rev. A 72, 065801 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (5)

P. Kwiat, K. Mattle, H. Weinfurter, A. Zeilnger, A. Sergienko, and Y. Shih, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 4337 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Balic, D. Braje, P. Kolchin, G. Yin, and S. Harris, Phys. Rev. Lett. 94, 183601 (2005).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

V. Boyer, C. McCormick, E. Arimondo, and P. Lett, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 143601 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Xiao, Y. Li, S. Jin, and J. Gea-Banacloche, Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 666 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Y. Zhang, A. Brown, and M. Xiao, Phys. Rev. Lett. 99, 123603 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Science (1)

V. Boyer, A. Marino, R. Pooser, and P. Lett, Science 321, 544 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (1)

D. Bouweester, A. Ekert, and A. Zeilinger, The Physics of Quantum Information (Springer-Verlag, 2000).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

(a) Diagram of the relevant energy levels of the Rb 87 atom. (b) Schematic of the experimental setup. Double headed arrows and filled dots denote the horizontal polarization and the vertical polarization of the incident beams (black lines with arrows), respectively.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Typical coexisting FWM signal spectra, i.e., FWM 1 (red curve) and FWM 2 (green curve), and the probe spectrum with EIT window (black curve), as a function of the probe frequency detuning in the case of Fig. 1a.

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Power dependences of the coexisting FWM signals. Filled dots and stars stand for the FWM 1 signal and the FWM 2 signal, respectively. (a) Dependence on the E 1 beam power while the powers of the coupling beams E 2 and E 3 are both fixed at 7 mW . (b) Dependence on the E 2 beam power while the powers of the probe beam E 1 and the coupling beam E 3 are fixed at 4 mW and 7 mW , respectively. (c) Depen dence on the E 3 beam power while the powers of the probe beam E 1 and the coupling beam E 2 are fixed at 4 mW and 7 mW , respectively.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Typical AT splitting observed in the FWM 1 spectrum (a) comparing with the non-AT splitting FWM 1 spectrum (b) at different power of the probe beam E 1 .

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

(a) Typical temporal waveforms of the probe field (black curve) and the coexisting FWM signal fields, i.e., FWM 1 field (red curve) and FWM 2 field (green curve). Cross correlation G ( 2 ) ( τ ) for (b)  FWM 1 and FWM 2 ; (c) the probe field E 1 and the FWM 1 ; and (d) the probe field E 1 and the FWM 2 , respectively.

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G ( 2 ) ( τ ) = δ I m ( t ) δ I n ( t + τ ) [ δ I m ( t ) ] 2 [ δ I n ( t + τ ) ] 2 ,

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