Polarization flip-flop operation and dissipative structure generation with nonlinear gyrotropic resonators

Year: 1998

Authors: Westin E., Wabnitz S., Frey R., Flytzanis C.

Autors Affiliation: Laboratoire d\’Optique Quantique, Ctr. Natl. de la Rech. Scientifique, Ecole Polytechnique, 91128 Palaiseau Cedex, France; Laboratoire de Physique, Université de Bourgogne, ESA CNRS n. 5027, 9, Av. A. Savary, 21011 Dijon Cedex, France

Abstract: We investigate the influence of nonlinear optical Faraday rotation on polarization multistability and modulational instabilities in nonlinear resonators. The potential use of gyrotropic cavities for implementing a light polarization-controlled set-reset flip-flop element and a high-repetition-rate pulse train generator is analysed.


Volume: 158 (1-6)      Pages from: 97  to: 100

KeyWords: Light modulation; Light polarization; Light pulse generators; Optical resonators, Nonlinear gyrotropic resonators, Nonlinear optics
DOI: 10.1016/S0030-4018(98)00547-1