Abstract

The linewidth and intensity of the four-wave degenerate mixing signal in Na vapor have been observed as functions of He buffer-gas pressure with cw single-mode dye-laser beams. The width is independent of He pressure, and a quantitative comparison with theory is made. We also report the observation of a new effect, a four-wave mixing Raman-type resonance between two equally populated hyperfine levels.

© 1981 Optical Society of America

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