Observation of biexcitonic optical bistability and optical limiting in CuCl

Nasser N Peyghambarian, H. M. Gibbs, M. C. Rushford, D. A. Weinberger

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Abstract

Experimental evidence for the occurrence of optical bistability using the biexciton two-photon resonance in CuCl is presented. These observations agree with recent theoretical predictions that require an intensity of 10 MW/cm2 and 10-μm-thick etalons with 90% reflective coatings. Earlier much less demanding predictions neglected two important physical effects: unsaturable background absorption at the biexciton from the tail of the exciton resonance and broadening of the biexciton resonance with intensity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1692-1695
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Volume51
Issue number18
DOIs
StatePublished - 1983

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Observation of biexcitonic optical bistability and optical limiting in CuCl. / Peyghambarian, Nasser N; Gibbs, H. M.; Rushford, M. C.; Weinberger, D. A.

In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 51, No. 18, 1983, p. 1692-1695.

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Peyghambarian, Nasser N ; Gibbs, H. M. ; Rushford, M. C. ; Weinberger, D. A. / Observation of biexcitonic optical bistability and optical limiting in CuCl. In: Physical Review Letters. 1983 ; Vol. 51, No. 18. pp. 1692-1695.
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