We present a method for calculating the dynamic input—output characteristics of a nonlinear fiber ring resonator caused by a change in input intensity. It is based on an original method developed by Bischofberger and Shen [Phys. Rev. A 19, 1169 (1979)] to study a transient nonlinear Fabry—Perot resonator. We treat a double-coupler fiber ring resonator, in which two types of optical bistability (transmission bistability and reflection bistability) are available and present the illustrative numerical results for a few cavity parameters. This analysis will be useful for a future experimental verification of optical bistability in fiber ring resonators and for the design of fiber bistable devices.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Kazuhiko Ogusu, Hidenori Shigekuni, and Yasuo Yokota, "Dynamic transmission properties of a nonlinear fiber ring resonator," Opt. Lett. 20, 2288-2290 (1995)