Optical bistability in the semilinear phase-conjugate mirror Academic Article uri icon


  • It is shown theoretically that the semilinear phase conjugate mirror exhibits bistability when it is "seeded" by a weak external pump beam. Full hysteresis in the output intensity is obtained when the "seed" intensity is swept through the two-stable-states region and the coupling strength is below the self-oscillation threshold. ¬© 1991 Springer-Verlag.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kr√≥likowski, W., & Cronin-Golomb, M.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • February 1991