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International Quantum Electronics Conference
San Francisco, California United States
May 16, 2004
ISBN: 1-55752-770-9
Nonlinear Applications of Coherence (IMH)

Controlling the shape and direction of hysteresis cycle in an optical bistability system with three-level atoms

Amitabh Joshi, Wenge Yang, and Min Xiao

http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/IQEC.2004.IMH5


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Abstract

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.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics
(270.1670) Quantum optics : Coherent optical effects

Citation
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.
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=IQEC-2004-IMH5


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