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Pitchfork bifurcation using a two-beam nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometer: an analytical study

Pitchfork bifurcation using a two-beam nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometer: an analytical study

Optics Letters 15(23): 1412-1414

A recent modal theory of nonlinear planar resonators is applied to the analysis of the steady transmission characteristics of the two-beam nonlinear Fabry-Perot interferometer. An analytical study, based on the planewave approximation, is presented that shows the potential applications of the device. In particular, a flip-flop mode of operation, derived from a pitchfork bifurcation, is predicted. Its salient feature is to require only positive triggering pulses.

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PMID: 19771108

DOI: 10.1364/OL.15.001412

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