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Optical bistability scheme based on violation of Snell's law of light reflection
Author(s): Konstantin Y. Nikitenko; Vyacheslav A. Trofimov
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Paper Abstract

In our report a new type of optical bistability is proposed. It is based on a violation of Snell's law of inclined laser beam that is reflected from a mirror having a hole at its axis. We demonstrate switching of light power passed through the hole. Time of switching is less than 10-13 c. In our opinion, this scheme has very good characteristics for creation of its base the optical switching element with very short time of switching and low energy of switching since we use refractive properties of medium.

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Date Published: 24 September 1999
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 3900, 3rd International Conference on Optical Information Processing, (24 September 1999); doi: 10.1117/12.364547
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Konstantin Y. Nikitenko, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)
Vyacheslav A. Trofimov, Moscow State Univ. (Russia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3900:
3rd International Conference on Optical Information Processing
Yuri V. Gulyaev, Editor(s)

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