We experimentally demonstrate 'backward' hysteresis loop in optical bistability from an optical ring cavity containing three-level (λ-type) rubidium atoms. Switching from 'backward' to normal hysteresis loop can be controlled by coupling field and cavity detuning.
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A. Joshi, W. Yang, and M. Xiao, "Controlling the shape and direction of hysteresis cycle in an optical bistability system with three-level atoms," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper IMH5.
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