Laser spot size dependence, nonlocality and saturation effects effects in transverse optical bistability

Iam-choon Khoo, T. H. Liu, P. Y. Yan, J. Y. Hou

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Abstract

We present here a theoretical discussion of the effect of nonlocality and saturation in transverse optical bistability. It is found that the switching conditions, switching power and characteristics are considerably different from the situation where these effects are not accounted for. We also include an analytical study of the transverse self-phase modulation effect and relate the key parameters explicitly to the transverse bistability switching condition and bistability.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-227
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume667
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 14 1986

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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