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Mirrorless Bistability In A Thin Absorbing Film Induced By A New Mechanism
Author(s): Luis Roso-Franco
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Paper Abstract

The propagation of laser light through a thin absorbing film is theoretically studied. Computed steady-state solutions of the Maxwell-Bloch equations describing the unidimensional propagation of a plane monochromatic wave without introducing the slowly varying envelope approximation are presented that show how saturation effects can influence the absorption of the field. Those solutions indicate a new mechanism that can result in a bistable response of a thin absorbing film. This mechanism is closely related to the so-called self-induced reflectivity.

Paper Details

Date Published: 10 July 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0701, 1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications, (10 July 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.937117
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Luis Roso-Franco, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0701:
1986 European Conf on Optics, Optical Systems and Applications
Stefano Sottini; Silvana Trigari, Editor(s)

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