The nonlinear coupling of two beams in a saturable absorber is shown to cause a strong enhancement of the beams' transmissivity. An analysis of this beam-coupling effect and its experimental demonstration with bacteriorhodopsin are given.
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Aviad Peda'el, Ron Daisy, Moshe Horowitz, and Baruch Fischer, "Beam coupling induced transparency in a bacteriorhodopsin-based saturable absorber," Opt. Lett. 23, 1173-1175 (1998)