The probability of two-photon transition (TPT) under a control field to inhibit the quantum interference and enhance the nonlinear optical cross section is observed. Essentially, this is a V-type electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) with TPT instead of one photon transition. Numerical simulation based on solving the steady state density matrix can qualitatively fit the experimental data. A model of double-Lorentzian profile is used to fit the observed spectrum and give the de-convolution information of the inhibition of TPT spectrum due to EIT and enhancement on the wings of TPT. The frequency shift of the inhibit center is linear to the intensity of the control field (one-photon) and quadratic to the intensity of probe field (two-photon). Under the control field, a factor of 10 enhancements on the wings of the TPT is observed.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics