Experimental Investigation of the Single-Mode Instability in Optical Bistability

  • A. T. Rosenberger
  • L. A. Orozco
  • H. J. Kimble
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 177)

Abstract

Instabilities in optical systems form a very rich and exciting field of work.1 A great deal of theoretical effort has been devoted to understanding the complex behavior observed in the experiments. Active optical systems such as the laser have attracted more attention than passive systems; among the latter, the driven cavity filled with a collection of two-state atoms represents a canonical system in optical physics.2 Its study has shown optical bistability, instabilities, higher-order dynamical states and non-classical quantum statistics of the transmitted field.3

Keywords

Petroleum Abate HeNe 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. T. Rosenberger
    • 1
  • L. A. Orozco
    • 2
  • H. J. Kimble
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsSouthern Methodist UniversityDallasUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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