Absorptive Optical Bistability with Laser Amplitude Fluctuations

  • M. Kuś
  • K. Wódkiewicz
  • J. A. C. Gallas


It is generally believed that in optical bistability realistic fluctuations of the injected laser signal can influence the bistable behavior of the system in an important way. As an illustration of this general statement, we present in this paper the case of absorptive optical bistability (AOB) with random Gaussian fluctuations of the driving electric field amplitude.


Laser Field Electric Field Amplitude Laser Linewidth Bistable Behavior Total Electric Field 
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    M. Kus, K. Wodkiewicz, and J. A. C. Gallas, Phys. Rev. A 28, 314 (1983).ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Kuś
    • 1
  • K. Wódkiewicz
    • 2
  • J. A. C. Gallas
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Theoretical PhysicsWarsaw UniversityWarsawPoland
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA
  3. 3.Max-Planck Institute of Quantum OpticsGarchingFederal Republic of Germany

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