Ann. Phys. Fr.
Volume 32, Number 2-3, 2007COLOQ'1010th conference on lasers and quantum optics
|Page(s)||63 - 65|
|Published online||23 May 2008|
Optical bistability in a laser containing a saturable absorber
Laboratory of the Photonic Systems and Nonlinear Optics, Dept of Optics and Precision Mechanics, University Ferhat Abbas-Setif, Algeria
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In this work, the theory of optical bistability for the homogeneously broadening of a nonlinear absorber inside Fabry-Perot interferometer is treated. The theoretical influence of the resonator losses on the optical bistability is examined mainly in the cases for which losses depend on both the mode frequency and the density of photons. On the basis of the Rate Equation Approach (REA), we analytically and numerically solved this type of equation for stationary case.
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