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Demonstration Of Optical Bistability By Resonant Excitation Of Nonlinear Guided Waves
Author(s): G. Vitrant; P. Arlot; R. Reinisch
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Paper Abstract

A guided wave is launched through a nonlinear prism coupler whose prism-waveguide gap is filled with a liquid crystal. We observe that the intensity of the guided wave may exhibit optical bistability. Tests are realized which proove that the loops are true bistable cycles and not only hysteresis. The experimental results are in good agreement with plane-wave calculations. The disagreement with finite-width incident beam calculations is explained by a thermal averaging process within the liquid crystal.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 September 1987
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0800, Novel Optoelectronic Devices, (22 September 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.941203
Show Author Affiliations
G. Vitrant, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique et de Radioelectricite de Grenoble (France)
P. Arlot, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique et de Radioelectricite de Grenoble (France)
R. Reinisch, Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Electronique et de Radioelectricite de Grenoble (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0800:
Novel Optoelectronic Devices
M. J. Adams, Editor(s)

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