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Optical Bistability

  • S. L. McCall
  • H. M. Gibbs
Part of the Topics in Current Physics book series (TCPHY, volume 27)

Abstract

Intrinsic optical bistability is reviewed with emphasis on models and experimental findings. Simple arguments are given to describe absorptive and dispersive bistability. Dispersive bistability is treated in detail. Experimental results are discussed indicating the essentials learned from particular experiments. Future prospects are contemplated.

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  • H. M. Gibbs

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