Room temperature, visible wavelength optical bistability in ZnSe interference filters

S. D. Smith, J. G H Mathew, M. R. Taghizadeh, A. C. Walker, B. S. Wherrett, A. Hendry

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Abstract

The observation of milliwatt-power optical bistability at room-temperature in interference filters based on ZnSe spacers is reported. Switching times of a few milliseconds have been achieved using 514 nm wavelength radiation at an irradiance of ~250 W cm-2. The device has been operated in a steady-state manner and switched between the two stable states by an external beam. © 1984.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)357-362
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Volume51
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 1984

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