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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2819–2822

Low-power optical bistability and hysteresis in the laser system with absorbing nanosuspension

George Pobegalov, Peter Agruzov, Igor Ilichev, and Alexander Shamray  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 9, pp. 2819-2822 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002819


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Abstract

We demonstrate an optical bistability in a laser system with incoherent optical feedback and a nanosuspension as a nonlinear element. The optical transfer function is shown to exhibit a hysteresis loop for the light power in the range of a few milliwatts. It has been found that the optical bistability relies on the incoherent optical feedback and thermal defocusing nonlinear optical response of the nanosuspension.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(230.4320) Optical devices : Nonlinear optical devices
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

History
Original Manuscript: February 10, 2014
Revised Manuscript: April 7, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: April 7, 2014
Published: April 30, 2014

Citation
George Pobegalov, Peter Agruzov, Igor Ilichev, and Alexander Shamray, "Low-power optical bistability and hysteresis in the laser system with absorbing nanosuspension," Opt. Lett. 39, 2819-2822 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-9-2819


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