Self-Beating Instabilities in Bistable Devices
Since the observation of optical bistability by Gibbs et al.1, optical bistability has been the field where researchers from many fields have found a common place to work. More recently, when Ikeda and co-workers2–3 discussed the effect of a delayed feedback on instability of a ring cavity containing a non linear dielectric medium, and pointed out that the transmitted light from the ring cavity can be periodic or chaotic in time under a certain condition, optical bistable devices have shown new possibilities to be applied in many different fields. The novel phenomenon has been predicted to be observed in the hybrid optical device3 and has been confirmed by Gibbs et al.4. Moreover, as we have shown5, a similar effect can be obtained when liquid crystal cells are employed as non linear element.
KeywordsTransmitted Light Nematic Liquid Crystal Ring Cavity Transmission Curve Optical Bistability
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