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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 15 — Jul. 24, 2006
  • pp: 6794–6799

Dynamic shift effect on bistability in nonlinear optical microcavities

Xu-Sheng Lin, Quan Shi, Xu-Hong Cai, Nian-Shun Zhao, and Sheng Lan  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 15, pp. 6794-6799 (2006)

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The shift of optical cavity modes oscillates due to the time-varying refractive index under Kerr nonlinearity. To reveal its impact on bistability, we present a time-average approach that includes this dynamic shift characteristic in the expression of nonlinear transmission. It predicts the monotonous decrease of the maximum transmission with the increase of the frequency detuning. Also, the frequency detuning to start bistability should be corrected as about 2. Our analyses are supported by the simulations based on the finite-difference time-domain technique.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: May 18, 2006
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: July 7, 2006
Published: July 24, 2006

Xu-Sheng Lin, Quan Shi, Xu-Hong Cai, Nian-Shun Zhao, and Sheng Lan, "Dynamic shift effect on bistability in nonlinear optical microcavities," Opt. Express 14, 6794-6799 (2006)

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