Critical slowing down in optical bistability

R. Bonifacio, P. Meystre

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The role of critical slowing down in optical bistability is discussed, taking fully into account the non-linear effects. In particular, we show that the critical slowing down may lead to interesting novel applications, such as compact optical delay lines and electric field to time converters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)131-134
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - Apr 1979

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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