Absorption spectrum of optically bistable systems Academic Article uri icon


  • The quantum-mechanical theory of optical bistability developed in an earlier paper is generalized to calculate the absorption spectrum (gain coefficient) of an optically bistable system in the presence of a weak probe field. The behavior of the gain coefficient on the cooperative branch and the single-atom branch is analyzed in detail. 1979 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Physical Review A

author list (cited authors)

  • Narducci, L. M., Gilmore, R., Feng, D. H., & Agarwal, G. S.

citation count

  • 14

complete list of authors

  • Narducci, LM||Gilmore, R||Feng, DH||Agarwal, GS

publication date

  • August 1979