We study the unstable behavior of a liquid-crystal hybrid bistable device with two time delays in the feedback mechanism. We report the observation of frustrated instability, frequency locking, and hysteresis on varying the control parameters. The results of our experiments are in agreement with the theoretical analysis presented by Ikeda and Mizuno [Phys. Rev. Lett. 53, (1984)].
© 1986 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: October 15, 1985
Manuscript Accepted: January 13, 1986
Published: April 1, 1986
Hong-jun Zhang and Jian-hua Dai, "Frequency locking in optical bistability with competing interactions," Opt. Lett. 11, 245-247 (1986)