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  • Vol. 9, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 1984
  • pp: 159–161

Optical bistability on reflection with an InSb étalon controlled by a guided wave

Dror Sarid, Ralph S. Jameson, and Robert K. Hickernell  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 9, Issue 5, pp. 159-161 (1984)

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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)

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