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1999 | 96 | 3-4 | 373-381
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A Model of Optical Bistability and Polarisation Evolution in Birefringent χ^{(2)} Nonlinear Media

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We present a model calculation of optical bistability and polarisation evolution in optically birefringent media based on the interaction of three waves. Second-order optical nonlinearity (described by the third rank susceptibility tensor) is assumed to be dominant. A bistable light transmission is analysed in terms of standard Fabry-Perot model of feedback, and is a direct consequence of the results obtained for a semi-infinite medium. A second effect considered in the paper is evolution of polarisation state of the waves involved in these processes. We derived a closed formula for intensity-dependent refractive index, which corresponds to that used in the case of third-order nonlinear media. As a result, we calculated both intensity and Stokes parameters of transmitted light.
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96
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3-4
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373-381
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1999-09
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1999-04-14
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1999-06-09
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bwmeta1.element.bwnjournal-article-appv96z306kz
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