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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 1988
  • pp: 1612–1614

Observation of optical bistability by prism excitation of a nonlinear film-guided wave

P. Dannberg and E. Broese  »View Author Affiliations


Applied Optics, Vol. 27, Issue 8, pp. 1612-1614 (1988)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AO.27.001612


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Abstract

The prism excitation of a film waveguide with an optically nonlinear substrate consisting of the nematic liquid crystal MBBA has been investigated experimentally. We observed bistable behavior with respect to the incident optical power and the coupling angle as well.

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History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 1987
Published: April 15, 1988

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P. Dannberg and E. Broese, "Observation of optical bistability by prism excitation of a nonlinear film-guided wave," Appl. Opt. 27, 1612-1614 (1988)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ao/abstract.cfm?URI=ao-27-8-1612


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