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Theory of Optical Bistability in Collinear Degenerate Four-Wave Mixing

  • Richard Lytel

Abstract

The objective of this paper is to investigate optical multi-stability in collinear degenerate four-wave mixing. The theory of four-wave mixing in a lossless, isotropic Kerr medium is described and solved numerically. Multiple solutions of the two-point boundary value problem are discovered when the input fields exceed a critical intensity determined by the electric susceptibility and the interaction length of the Kerr medium.

Keywords

Multiple Solution Critical Intensity Input Field Kerr Medium Input Flux 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Lytel
    • 1
  1. 1.Lockheed Palo Alto Research LaboratoryPalo AltoUSA

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