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Dynamics of thermally induced optical bistability

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Janossy, I. ; Department of Physics, Heriot-Watt Univ., Riccarton, Edinburgh, Scotland ; Mathew, J. ; Abraham, E. ; Taghizadeh, M.R.
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The steady-state model of thermally induced optical bistability, presented in a previous paper, is extended to describe transient phenomena. A nonlinear integral equation is derived which can be readily solved for arbitrary time dependence of the input power. We apply the model to switching processes in bistable ZnSe interference filters. The corresponding experimental results are found to be in good agreement with the theoretical predictions.

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Quantum Electronics, IEEE Journal of  (Volume:22 ,  Issue: 12 )