Bistability in coherent two-photon processes Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the coupled Maxwell-Bloch equations for coherent two photon processes, we show the existence of bistable behavior of systems undergoing coherent two photon resonant processes such as two photon absorption and Raman process. The system is taken to be contained in a ring cavity. The dependence of the bistable behavior on detuning parameter and the Stark shifts is also discussed. 1980, All rights reserved.

published proceedings

  • Optics Communications

author list (cited authors)

  • Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • October 1980