Two beam optical signal amplification and bistability in InSb

D A B Miller, Desmond Smith

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We report the application of bandgap resonant nonlinear refraction to optical amplifier and switch devices - based on a nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometer constructed from an InSb crystal. One such device, called a "transphasor", amplifies small power changes in one laser beam to give larger changes in a second. The effects are interpreted by a microscopic mechanism which includes the effects of power broadening as a contribution to ?(3) to explain its large value of ~ 10-2 esu. © 1979.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-104
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Communications
Volume31
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1979

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optical communication
Fabry-Perot interferometers
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Miller, D. A. B., & Smith, D. (1979). Two beam optical signal amplification and bistability in InSb. Optics Communications, 31(1), 101-104.
Miller, D A B ; Smith, Desmond. / Two beam optical signal amplification and bistability in InSb. In: Optics Communications. 1979 ; Vol. 31, No. 1. pp. 101-104.
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Two beam optical signal amplification and bistability in InSb. / Miller, D A B; Smith, Desmond.

In: Optics Communications, Vol. 31, No. 1, 10.1979, p. 101-104.

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