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Theory of Optical Bistability

  • R. Bonifacio
  • L. A. Lugiato
Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 27)

Abstract

We present in extenso the theory of optical bistability in a ring cavity. The plane-wave approximation is used throughout. We illustrate first the semiclassical and second the quantum-statistical treatment.

Keywords

Saturable Absorber Ring Cavity Incident Field Optical Bistability Hysteresis Cycle 
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