Optical and Quantum Electronics

, Volume 22, Issue 2, pp 131–142 | Cite as

Optical dispersive bistability in media with forced girotropy

  • J. Petykiewicz
  • D. Strojewski


In this paper the results of an analysis concerning the course of optical dispersive bistability in media with forced girotropy (the Faraday effect) are presented. It is shown that radiation transmitted through a non-linear Fabry-Perot cavity reveals, apart from bistability of the intensity, bistable states of polarization. The elliptically polarized transmission radiation changes bistably not only the value of proportion of the semiaxes of the polarization ellipse and the orientation angle of its major semi-axis, but also the direction of the rotation of its electric vector.


Radiation Communication Network Orientation Angle Electric Vector Faraday Effect 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Petykiewicz
    • 1
  • D. Strojewski
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsTechnical University WarsawWarsawPoland

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