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Mirrorless Optical Bistability Using the Local Field Correction

  • Fred A. Hopf
  • Charles M. Bowden
  • William H. Louisell

Abstract

Recently, there has been considerable interest in the problem of optical bistability1. Most experimental and theoretical work has concentrated on Fabry-Perot devices2. In addition, there has been an interest in devices using self-focusing concepts3. In this paper we consider the question of whether one can dispense with optical paraphenalia altogether, and make an optically-bistable device out of the material system alone.

Keywords

Lower Branch Optical Bistability Local Field Correction Important Boundary Condition Bistable Device 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Fred A. Hopf
    • 1
  • Charles M. Bowden
    • 2
  • William H. Louisell
    • 2
  1. 1.Optical Sciences CenterUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA
  2. 2.US Army Missile LaboratoryUS Army Missile CommandRedstone ArsenalUSA

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