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Self-Pulsing in Prism Coupling into Planar Absorbing SiO2-T1O2 Waveguides
Author(s): V. Briguet; P. Pirani; W. Lukosz
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Paper Abstract

Self-pulsing optical systems produce at constant input power P an output power PR (t)varying periodically with time t. Self-pulsing (SP) in nonlinear Fabry Perots and hybrid systems is well known. We reported the first known observation of SP in prism coupling into planar waveguides [1]. Recently we identified the physical mechanism of the SP and we shaved that SP occurs in a wider class of waveguide materials [2]. We also demonstrated that the same prism-waveguide system can exhibit SP, optical bistability (0B), and a special form of bistability (0B/SP), where at the same constant input power P the output power P is either constant in time or self-pulsing. In the present paper we present more experimental material and discuss the physical effects determining the system's behaviour.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 January 1987
PDF: 2 pages
Proc. SPIE 0813, Optics and the Information Age, (1 January 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.967383
Show Author Affiliations
V. Briguet, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
P. Pirani, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)
W. Lukosz, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (Switzerland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0813:
Optics and the Information Age

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