We investigate the optical bistability (OB) and multistability in a coupled semiconductor double-quantum-dot nanostructure inside an optical ring cavity. It is found that the transition from OB to multistability or vice versa can be easily controlled via properly adjusting the corresponding parameters of the system. Our scheme opens the possibility to optimize and control all optical switching and all optical storage devices in a coupled semiconductor double-quantum-dot nanostructure.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: July 22, 2013
Revised Manuscript: September 2, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 18, 2013
Published: October 17, 2013
Zhiping Wang and Benli Yu, "Switching from optical bistability to multistability in a coupled semiconductor double-quantum-dot nanostructure," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 2915-2920 (2013)