Abstract

The low-power and broadband optical bistability in an acceptor–donor-substituted azobenzene-doped polymethyl methacrylate thin film, which relies on the excitation of surface plasmons with a cw laser of several tens of milliwatt power, is studied experimentally and theoretically. The observations on the characteristics of the bistability are essentially consistent with the theoretical predictions.

© 1993 Optical Society of America

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