Journal of Chemical Physics
The effect of laser line shape and bandwidth on the signal detected in two-color, resonant four-wave mixing (TC-RFWM) spectroscopy is determined by means of an ab initio calculation of the third-order polarization based on diagrammatic perturbation theory. Modifications to the approach previously used for the case of delta-function laser line shapes are made by introducing a different treatment of the rotating wave approximation and phase-matching conditions. A three-level excitation scheme for double-resonance spectroscopy of bound and quasibound states is analyzed. In the case of Lorentzian laser line shapes, analytic expressions for the signal line profile are obtained for each excitation scheme. Analytic approximations of the signal line profile are also obtained in the case of Gaussian laser line shapes. (C) 1999 American Institute of Physics. [S0021-9606(99)01917-0].
Copyright (1999) American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in J. Chem. Phys. 110, 8369 (1999) and may be found at http://jcp.aip.org/resource/1/jcpsa6/v110/i17/p8369_s1.
F. Di Teodoro and E.F. McCormack, J. Chem. Phys. 110, 8369 (1999).