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Analysis of Multifrequency Dispersive Optical Bistability and Switching in Nonlinear Ring Cavities with Large Medium-Response Times
Physical Review A
  • Pawel Pliszka, Syracuse University
  • Partha P. Banerjee, University of Dayton
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
7-1-1992
Abstract
Using 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.
Inclusive pages
507-517
ISBN/ISSN
1050-2947
Document Version
Published Version
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Publisher
American Physical Society
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Citation Information
Pawel 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)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/partha_banerjee/31/