Intrinsic optical bistability and multistability in a passive GaAlAs waveguide

A. C. Walker, J. S. Aitchison, S. Ritchie, P. M. Rodgers

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Abstract

We report the first observation of bistability in a passive optical waveguide arising from an intrinsic nonlinearity within the guide medium. The observation of up to eight-level multistability is also reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)60-62
Number of pages3
JournalElectronics Letters
Volume25
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1989

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    Walker, A. C., Aitchison, J. S., Ritchie, S., & Rodgers, P. M. (1989). Intrinsic optical bistability and multistability in a passive GaAlAs waveguide. Electronics Letters, 25, 60-62.