Phase-switching of a dispersive non-linear interferometer

F. A. Hopf, Pierre Meystre

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Abstract

The phase-space relevant to the discussion of the dynamics of a dispersive non-linear interferometer is studied theoretically. The regimes of higher order optical bistability and of optical multistability are also considered. We perform a phase-space analysis to show that phase switching is possible in these regimes. However, it can in general be used only to switch the system down to lower transmission steady-states or in first order bistability. In this last case, the interest of phase switching becomes marginal when high transmission mirrors are considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)225-230
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume33
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

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Phase-switching of a dispersive non-linear interferometer. / Hopf, F. A.; Meystre, Pierre.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 33, No. 2, 1980, p. 225-230.

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