In a GaAs quantum well waveguide coupled by orthogonally polarized optical fields, the influence of spin coherence on the optical bistability (OB) and multistability is investigated. It is shown that OB and multistability are very sensitive to the relative phase between applied fields.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Coherence and Statistical Optics
Original Manuscript: March 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 10, 2013
Published: June 7, 2013
Seyyed Hossein Asadpour, Mohammad Jaberi, and Hamid Rahimpour Soleimani, "Phase control of optical bistability and multistability via spin coherence in a quantum well waveguide," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 30, 1815-1820 (2013)