Numéro
J. Phys. Colloques
Volume 49, Numéro C2, Juin 1988
Optical Bistability - IV
Page(s) C2-85 - C2-86
DOI https://doi.org/10.1051/jphyscol:1988218
Optical Bistability - IV

J. Phys. Colloques 49 (1988) C2-85-C2-86

DOI: 10.1051/jphyscol:1988218

LOW-POWER OPTICAL BISTABILITY AND PHASE CONJUGATION IN POLYDIACETYLENE

W. BLAU

Department of Pure and Applied Physics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland


Abstract
Thermally induced optical bistability is reported at 514 nm using a Fabry-Perot cavity filled with polydiacetylene. Simultaneous degenerate four-wave mixing shows corresponding bistable behaviour of the phase conjugate signal.