7 February 2008 Observation of optical bistability due to an interaction of two laser beams in ferroelectic monocrystal of photorefractive media
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Proceedings Volume 6839, Nonlinear Optics: Technologies and Applications; 68390G (2008); doi: 10.1117/12.758060
Event: Photonics Asia 2007, 2007, Beijing, China
Abstract
Optical bistability and switching are of great interest in the rapidly and developing field of photonics. Devices that display this behavior could potentially play a major role in the development of optical communication systems and computing. In this article we present experimental results concerning the optical bistability in ferroelectric of photorefractive BaTiO3 crystal. Two laser beams were used to interact with the photorefractive crystal which resulted in the bistability of the intensity of transmitted wave. This was achieved without the application of any optical resonator. High contrast optical bistability is found experimentally in the pump-ratio dependence of the output intensity.
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M. H. Majles Ara, M. Fazilati, M. R. Abolhasani, "Observation of optical bistability due to an interaction of two laser beams in ferroelectic monocrystal of photorefractive media", Proc. SPIE 6839, Nonlinear Optics: Technologies and Applications, 68390G (7 February 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.758060; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.758060
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Bistability

Crystals

Ferroelectric materials

Laser crystals

Nonlinear crystals

Photonic crystals

Polarizers

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