Polarization bistability of counterpropagating laser beams

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Journal Article

We have observed bistability in the states of polarization of laser beams counterpropagating through sodium vapor. No external feedback is provided; the beams interact solely through four-wave mixing processes. © 1990 The American Physical Society.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gauthier, DJ; Malcuit, MS; Gaeta, AL; Boyd, RW

Published Date

  • January 1, 1990

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 64 / 15

Start / End Page

  • 1721 - 1724

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0031-9007

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1103/PhysRevLett.64.1721

Citation Source

  • Scopus