Calculation of transverse effects in optical bistability using fast Fourier transform techniques

J. V. Moloney, M. R. Belic, H. M. Gibbs

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Abstract

The bistable system consists of a unidirectional ring cavity containing off-resonance saturable two-level atoms. Fourier transform techniques permit an efficient solution of the free-space and medium propagation equations. Dynamic outputs showing critical slowing down and overshoot switching explicitly display the role of diffractive coupling in a bistable device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)379-382
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume41
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 1982

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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