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Theoretical analysis of the optical bistability with Faraday effect
Author(s): Masao Hirano
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Paper Abstract

We have proposed and discussed that an introduction of the Faraday medium to the optical bistable devices brings new and good characteristics on the application to optical sensing. In this paper, characteristics of the optical bistability are analyzed theoretically for the optical bistable operation with the Faraday effect, the threshold power, and several parameter dependences of the characteristic. Consequently, by controlling them with an external magnetic field which is an operatable factor, the optical bistability shows much usefulness and effectiveness by the following points: the controllability of the bistable operation, the reduction in the threshold power, and the enlargement in the discontinuous power variation ratio.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 November 1993
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 2000, Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III, (25 November 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.163646
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Masao Hirano, Hoya Corp. (Japan)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2000:
Current Developments in Optical Design and Optical Engineering III
Robert E. Fischer; Warren J. Smith, Editor(s)

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