Nonlinear optical processes by Van der Waals interaction during collision

S. E. Harris, D. B. Lidow

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Abstract

We describe an optical process where off-diagonal optical excitation of a first atomic species is coupled during collision to a second species. This coupling leads to new types of nonlinear optical processes, and allows large cross sections for inelastic collision between atoms with nonresonant energy levels.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)674-676
Number of pages3
JournalPhysical review letters
Volume33
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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