Title

Theory of Hysteresis and Bistability during Transmission through a Linear Nondispersive–Nonlinear Dispersive Interface

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2-1989

Publication Source

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Abstract

The transmission through a linear nondispersive–nonlinear dispersive interface is investigated. Propagation-mode and nonpropagation-mode solutions are obtained, and the stabilities of these solutions are checked. A complete figure of the dependence of the transmitted wave (output) on the incident (input) wave shows hysteresis and bistability. This analysis may be used to study similar nonlinear dispersive systems and to search for some nonlinear-optical elements serving as switching, logic, and memory devices.

Inclusive pages

191-198

ISBN/ISSN

0030-3941

Comments

Permission documentation is on file.

Publisher

Optical Society of America

Volume

6

Issue

2

Peer Reviewed

yes