Analytical description of self-pulsing in absorptive optical bistability

V. Benza, L. A. Lugiato, P. Meystre

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Using Haken's theory of phase transition-like phenomena in systems far from thermal equilibrium, we give an analytical description of the self-pulsing behavior in absorptive optical bistability. The results are compared with the corresponding computer solutions. We discuss the order (first or second) of the phase transition from CW to pulsed transmission.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-118
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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