Conditions and Limitations in Intrinsic Optical Bistability

  • S. L. McCall
  • H. M. Gibbs


First, we shall review the conditions for achieving optical bistability in plane Fabry-Perot structures, and then mention expectations for cases when the optical cavity is more general. Using present experimental results, estimates of the minimum switching energies, times, etc., are made. Hybrid devices are not considered.


Standing Wave Optical Cavity Optical Bistability Switching Power Hybrid Device 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. L. McCall
    • 1
  • H. M. Gibbs
    • 1
  1. 1.Bell LaboratoriesMurray HillUSA

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