Optics and Spectroscopy

, Volume 111, Issue 6, pp 949–955 | Cite as

Controlled hysteresis in optical systems surrounded by two feedback loops

  • G. P. Miroshnichenko
  • A. I. Trifanov
Nonlinear and Quantum Optics


The absorptive bistability in a nonlinear optical system surrounded by two feedback loops is studied. The role of the nonlinear element is played by a cell with Λ-type atom vapors placed in a unidirectional ring cavity. The feedback includes two electromagnetic fields interacting with two atomic transitions. A two-dimensional domain of stability was found in the coordinates of field intensities at the input. The dependence of its shape on the values of different parameters of the optical system is studied. The input-output curves corresponding to different trajectories in the domain of stability are obtained.


Optical Bistability Photon Resonance Optical Multistability Nonlinear Optical System Control Hysteresis 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics, and OpticsSt. PetersburgRussia

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