Il Nuovo Cimento D

, Volume 17, Issue 7–8, pp 743–754 | Cite as

Fluctuations, stochastic resonance and noise-protected heterodyning in bistable optical systems

  • M. I. Dykman
  • G. P. Golubev
  • I. Kh. Kaufman
  • D. G. Luchinsky
  • P. V. E. McClintock
  • E. A. zhukov
Article

Summary

Statistical distributions, power spectra and susceptibilities of an all-optical bistable system subject to noise are considered. In the presence of an additional small periodic signal, a stochastic-resonance phenomenon for additive noise is found to occur, and has been investigated theoretically and experimentally. A new form of optical heterodyning related to stochastic resonance, in which two high-frequency signals (an input signal and a reference one) are applied to an all-optical bistable system, is reported. A noise-induced enhancement of the heterodyne signal has been investigated theoretically, by means of analogue electronic simulation and in experiments in which a optical system was driven by two modulated laser beams at different wavelengths.

PACS 42.65.PC

Optical bistability, multistability, and switching optical computers 

PACS 05.40

Fluctuation phenomena, random processes and Brownian motion 

PACS 42.80.Jr

Optical resonantors 

PACS 02.50

Probability theory, stochastic processes and statistics 

PACS 01.30.Cc

Conference proceedings 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. I. Dykman
    • 1
  • G. P. Golubev
    • 2
  • I. Kh. Kaufman
    • 2
  • D. G. Luchinsky
    • 2
  • P. V. E. McClintock
    • 3
  • E. A. zhukov
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Physics and AstronomyMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.All Russian Research Institute for Metrological SeriveMoscowRussia
  3. 3.School of Physics and ChemistryLancaster UniversityLancasterUK

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