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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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.
Walker, A. C. ; Aitchison, J. S. ; Ritchie, S. ; Rodgers, P. M. / Intrinsic optical bistability and multistability in a passive GaAlAs waveguide. In: Electronics Letters. 1989 ; Vol. 25. pp. 60-62.
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In: Electronics Letters, Vol. 25, 01.01.1989, p. 60-62.

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