Excitability in a nonlinear optical cavity

Weiping Lu, Dejin Yu, Robert G. Harrison

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We establish a nonlinear optical cavity to be excitable. Excitability in this system is shown to originate from the combined dynamical effects of nonlinear intracavity field saturation and temperature-dependent absorption in the medium on two different time scales. The model may be experimentally realized using optical bistable devices with possible useful applications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R809-R811
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998


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