Condition for resonant optical bistability



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Malyshev, Andrey (2012) Condition for resonant optical bistability. Physical review A, 86 (6). ISSN 1050-2947

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We address a two-level system in an environment interacting with an electromagnetic field in the dipole approximation. The resonant optical bistability induced by local-field effects is studied by considering the relationship between the population difference and the excitation field. The diversity of various systems is included by accounting for system self-action via the surface part of Green's dyadic in the general form. The bistability condition and the exact solution of the steady-state optical Bloch equations at the absolute bistability threshold are derived analytically.

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©2012 American Physical Society.
Support from the project MOSAICO (FIS2006-01485), fruitful discussions with V. A. Malyshev, and the hospitality of the University of Groningen are gratefully acknowledged

Uncontrolled Keywords:Quantum electrodynamics; Finite geometries; 2-Level atoms; Dense; Dielectrics; Conductors; Systems; Model
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Materials
Sciences > Physics > Solid state physics
ID Code:45712
Deposited On:13 Dec 2017 16:24
Last Modified:15 Dec 2017 09:01

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