We have experimentally investigated dynamical hysteresis behavior by changing the sweeping frequency of the cavity input field in the optical bistability of rubidium atoms (in a three-level Lambda-type configuration) inside an optical cavity. The shape, width (or area), and direction of the hysteresis cycle are sensitive functions of the sweeping frequency for such an optical bistable system.
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Amitabh Joshi, Wenge Yang, and Min Xiao, "Dynamical hysteresis in a three-level atomic system," Opt. Lett. 30, 905-907 (2005)