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Optical Bistability By Photo-Thermal Displacement In Prism Coupler Excitation Of Surface Plasmons Or Waveguide Modes
Author(s): P. Pirani; W. Lukosz
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Paper Abstract

Surface plasmons on metal films or guided modes in planar waveguides are excited with laser light by prism coupling. Optical bistability induced by the photo-thermal displacement effect is predicted and demonstrated.

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Date Published: 8 February 1988
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.947882
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P. Pirani, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
W. Lukosz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0963:
Optical Computing '88
Pierre H. Chavel; Joseph W. Goodman; Gerard Roblin, Editor(s)

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