Interaction of a bichromatic field with a two-level system in a cavity

D. Kagan, H. Friedman, A. D. Wilson-Gordon

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Researchers have suggested the possibility of "tuning", changing the width and threshold, of an optically bistable output response, by the input of a different frequency beam. In this letter it is shown that this tuning effect is destroyed when the control beam is allowed to resonate in the cavity. This is contrasted with four-level or three-level systems where stimulated emission can enhance the tuning effect of the second beam. The output of the tuning beam is shown to be bistable and it could be used to implement an XNOR gate.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-58
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jun 1990


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