Optical bistability in bulk ZnSe due to increasing absorption and self-focusing

M. R. Taghizadeh, I. Janossy, S. D. Smith

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Abstract

We report the first observation of cavityless optical bistability in ZnSe. A shift in the band edge and self-focusing occurs due to the temperature rise of the material as the laser irradiance is increased. These two mechanisms are believed to provide the feedback necessary for bistable operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)331-333
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume46
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1985

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