Fast optical switching and optical bistability in a PbSnSe étalon

J. J E Reid, A. K. Kar, H. A. MacKenzie, P. L. Chua, R. Grisar, H. M. Preier

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Abstract

We report the observation of optical bistability with nanosecond optical switching in the lead chalcogenide semiconductor Pb1-xSn xSe. The observed refractive optical nonlinearities were generated by the absorption of radiation from a pulsed CO2 laser at incident intensities of 80 kW cm-2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1215-1217
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume51
Issue number16
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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Reid, J. J. E., Kar, A. K., MacKenzie, H. A., Chua, P. L., Grisar, R., & Preier, H. M. (1987). Fast optical switching and optical bistability in a PbSnSe étalon. Applied Physics Letters, 51(16), 1215-1217. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.98734