Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 21, Issue 6, pp 471–479 | Cite as

Two-photon optical bistability of polar molecules inserted in a solid matrix: Phonon effects

  • I. Gonzalo
  • M. A. Antón


Single-beam two-photon optical bistability in a Fabry-Perot cavity filled with molecules which change permanent dipole moment upon electronic excitation is analysed under the mean-field and plane-wave approximations. One-photon resonances are discarded. These molecules are assumed to be in a solid matrix. Phonon effects are then taken into account. The Bloch equations of the system are further coupled by a term that is dependent on the electron-phonon interaction, leading to shifts in the switching thresholds which modify the optical bistability character. Such a term becomes irrelevant when the difference between the dipole moments is much greater than the transition dipole moment.


Communication Network Dipole Moment Transition Dipole Electronic Excitation Solid Matrix 
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© Chapman and Hall Ltd. 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. Gonzalo
    • 1
  • M. A. Antón
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Optica, Facultad de Ciencias FísicasUniversidad ComplutenseMadridSpain

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