Optical triode operation characteristics of nonlinear étalons

Hiroyuki Tsuda, Seiji Fukushima, Takashi Kurokawa

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Optical triode operation characteristics of nonlinear étalons such as on-off ratio, fan-out, thresholding power, and switching time are strongly dependent on material, cavity parameters, operating conditions (detuning and operating power), and operating method. We studied these dependences and trade offs with regard to various factors, especially operating conditions. Applying the results, optical gate operations of both transmission- and reflection-type devices were demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5136-5142
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Optics
Issue number35
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes


  • Nonlinear étalon
  • Optical bistability
  • Optical switch
  • Optical triode device

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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