The theory of coherent four wave mixing is reviewed for the case where the initial state involved is homogeneously broadened. Because of this broadening, the generated wave is broadened and is shown to be able to grow with the incident waves for an interaction length which obeys certain restrictions. The possibility and usefulness of using this type of scattering to study molecular homogeneous width is pointed out.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering