Cooperation in an “Optical-Bistability” System

  • I. R. Senitzky
  • Jan Genossar


The behavior of an “optical-bistability” system in which the atoms are described by a single angular-momentum oscillator of constant (large) total angular momentum is investigated. It is shown that, as the input field is increased through a critical value, the steady state output field turns into a modulated field, the modulation frequency increasing from zero to the Rabi frequency with increasing input. The reason for qualitatively different predictions by other authors based on the same model is attributed to differences in the interpretation of quantum mechanics applied to a single macroscopic system.


Cavity Mode Total Angular Momentum Rabi Frequency Optical Bistability Cavity Field 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. R. Senitzky
    • 1
  • Jan Genossar
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsTechnion — Israel Institute of TechnologyHaifaIsrael

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