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Analytic Description of Multiphoton Optical Bistability in a Ring Cavity

  • J. A. Hermann
  • B. V. Thompson

Abstract

A theory of two-photon optical bistability with two distinct fields is described, within the context of a ring cavity geometry. A number of specific physical features are considered in the analysis, in particular the incorporation of: (a) Phase and Stark effects; (b) Spatial effects; (c) Cavity and Atomic detuning’s; (d) Ionization from the upper excited level. Calculations are performed in the slowly-varying envelope approximation. Some of the results are extended to describe multiphoton interactions more generally.

Keywords

Ring Cavity Incident Field Transmission Curve Optical Bistability Raman Resonance 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Hermann
    • 1
  • B. V. Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Optics Section Department of PhysicsImperial CollegeLondonUK
  2. 2.Mathematics DepartmentUniversity of Manchester Institute of Science and TechnologyManchesterUK

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