Bistable behaviour of a detuned fabry-perot etalon with a gaussian input spatial profile under self-focusing and defocusing conditions

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Abstract

Bistable operation of an initially detuned Fabry-Perot etalon with a spatially varying transverse input is studied numerically. Non-linear medium propagation effects are accounted for explicitly. Fast Fourier transforms are used to treat beam diffraction, providing a computationally efficient numerical algorithm. Steady state bistable loops are computed for a Fresnel number close to unity, under both self-focusing and defocusing conditions. Beam diffraction causes earlier switch-on in the defocusing case.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1503-1508
Number of pages6
JournalOptica Acta
Volume29
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - 1982

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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