Calculation of transverse effects in optical bistability using fast Fourier transform techniques Academic Article uri icon


  • The bistable system consists of a unidirectional ring cavity containing off-resonance saturable two-level atoms. Fourier transform techniques permit an efficient solution of the free-space and medium propagation equations. Dynamic outputs showing critical slowing down and overshoot switching explicitly display the role of diffractive coupling in a bistable device. © 1982.

author list (cited authors)

  • Moloney, J. V., Belic, M. R., & Gibbs, H. M.

citation count

  • 43

publication date

  • May 1982