Brazilian Journal of Physics

, Volume 48, Issue 2, pp 111–118 | Cite as

A Novel Phase Sensitive Quantum Well Nanostructure Scheme for Controlling Optical Bistability

  • Ali Raheli
Atomic Physics


A novel four-level lambda-type quantum well (QW) nanostructure is proposed based on phase sensitive optical bistability (OB) and multistability (OM) with a closed-loop configuration. The influence of controlling parameters of the system on OB and OM is investigated. In particular, it is found that the OB behavior is strongly sensitive to the relative phase of applied fields. It is also shown that under certain parametric conditions, the OB can be switched to OM or vice versa. The controllability of OB/OM in such a QW nanostructure may bring some new possibilities for technological applications in solid-state quantum information science and optoelectronics.


Optical bistability Optical multistability Probe absorption 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Physics, Bonab BranchIslamic Azad UniversityBonabIran

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