Mirrored and Mirrorless Optical Bistability: Exact C-Number Theory of Atoms Forming a Fabry-Perot Cavity

  • R. K. Bullough
  • S. S. Hassan
  • G. P. Hildred
  • R. R. Puri


We report a fundamental theoretical study of the optical bistability (OB) of a set of 2-level atoms forming by their own geometry a Fabry-Perot cavity. Together with numerical work currently in hand the theory reported here should form a good basis for a detailed and quantitative comparison with experimental observations. Apparently suitable experiments are currently being performed1.


Linear Refractive Index Cavity Action Local Field Correction Vary Envelope Approximation Extinction Theorem 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. K. Bullough
    • 1
  • S. S. Hassan
    • 2
  • G. P. Hildred
    • 1
  • R. R. Puri
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUMISTManchesterUK
  2. 2.Ain Shams UniversityCairoEgypt

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