We report experimental results on optical bistability using an InSb étalon gold coated on one face, at 80 K and 5.59-μm wavelength. The bistability, observed on reflection, was controlled by a beam coupled through the edge of the étalon. The geometry lends itself to the possibility of addressing a large number of individual spots, all of which are controlled by the same guided beam.
© 1984 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: December 16, 1983
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 1984
Published: May 1, 1984
Dror Sarid, Ralph S. Jameson, and Robert K. Hickernell, "Optical bistability on reflection with an InSb étalon controlled by a guided wave," Opt. Lett. 9, 159-161 (1984)