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Dynamical effects in photorefractive Fabry-Perot resonators
Author(s): Tihomir Tenev; Georgy Zartov; Rumiana Peyeva; Hugo Thienpont; Irina P. Veretennicoff; Krassimir Panajotov
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Paper Abstract

We investigate polarization and intensity all-optical bi- and tri-stability in interference structures that include both a birefringent LiNbO3 layer of different crystallographic orientations and an absorbing layer. The origin of this multistability is the thermo-optical nonlinearity present in the structures. Regenerative pulsations are demonstrated using the electro-optical and the photorefractive properties of the LiNbO3 crystal. The unstable dynamical behavior is explained heuristically as being due to competing nonlinearities.

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Date Published: 21 October 2004
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 5581, ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics, (21 October 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.583034
Show Author Affiliations
Tihomir Tenev, Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
Georgy Zartov, Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
Rumiana Peyeva, Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
Hugo Thienpont, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Irina P. Veretennicoff, Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)
Krassimir Panajotov, Institute of Solid State Physics (Bulgaria)
Vrije Univ. Brussel (Belgium)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5581:
ROMOPTO 2003: Seventh Conference on Optics
Valentin I. Vlad, Editor(s)

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