Switching in optical bistability by the anharmonic oscillator model

Annabella Selloni, A. Quattropani, P. Schwendimann, H. P. Baltes

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The response of a bistable optical system to a time-dependent driving field is studied in terms of a quartic anharmonic oscillator describing a non-linear medium. Dynamical lowering of the switching threshold is observed. The dispersive character of the model is confirmed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)125-130
Number of pages6
JournalOptica Acta
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1981

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials


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