Analysis of Multifrequency Dispersive Optical Bistability and Switching in Nonlinear Ring Cavities with Large Medium-Response TimesPhysical Review A
AbstractUsing a simple model of a ring cavity comprising a cubically nonlinear medium, we analyze dispersive optical bistability in the presence of more than one spectral component. We show the phenomenon of so-called competition for resonance. In addition to presenting cavity characteristics for the cases of two and three different frequencies, we also discuss the general method for finding steady-state solutions and checking their stability. A simple and efficient algorithm, based on a relaxation method, is devised to find steady-state solutions satisfying appropriate boundary conditions. The relaxation dynamics is physically related to a finite response time of the medium.
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Citation InformationPawel Pliszka and Partha P. Banerjee. "Analysis of Multifrequency Dispersive Optical Bistability and Switching in Nonlinear Ring Cavities with Large Medium-Response Times" Physical Review A Vol. 46 Iss. 1 (1992)
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