Publications [#246462] of Daniel J Gauthier

Papers Published
  1. Benda, JA; Gauthier, DJ; Boyd, RW, Transient sum-frequency generation in resonant three-level media, Physical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, vol. 32 no. 6 (1985), pp. 3461-3466 [doi] .

    Resonantly enhanced sum-frequency generation of pulsed laser radiation is treated theoretically for the case of a three-level system. The density-matrix equations of motion are solved using second-order, time-dependent perturbation theory with the inclusion of transient effects. The energy and spectrum of the generated radiation are calculated as functions of laser detunings, laser pulse lengths, and temporal overlap of the laser pulses. The tuning characteristics and output pulse characteristics are found to differ qualitatively depending on whether or not the excitation pulses satisfy the adiabatic following criteria generalized for the case of a three-level atom. © 1985 The American Physical Society.