Self-focusing effects in a bistable semiconductor interferometer

Yu I. Balkarei, M. G. Evtikhov, J. V. Moloney, Yu A. Rzhanov

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Transverse effects are discussed that are related to optical diffraction and carrier diffusion in a bistable semiconductor Fabry-Perot interferometer with optical nonlinearity arising from variations in carrier concentrations. The system instability with respect to the homogeneous self-oscillations and self-focusing stratification is considered. The formation and pulsation of the structures are investigated in the numerical simulation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1298-1302
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1990

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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