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Bistable Optical Devices: An Overview

  • J. Marburger
  • E. Garmire


Bistable optical devices are discussed in a broader context in which optical signals play a role comparable to electronic signals in performing device functions. Several examples of bistable devices are described and analyzed, and both steady state and transient properties are discussed. Compact versions of these devices are compatible in principle with fiber optic systems.


Signal Versus Optical Feedback Differential Gain Bistable Region Fiber Optic System 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1979

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Marburger
    • 1
  • E. Garmire
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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