Abstract

We propose a simple system for both optical switching and bistability based on degenerated two-level atoms placed in a ring cavity and an external magnetic field. The magnetic field splits a lower level into two separated levels, both of which are connected to an upper level by coupling and probe laser fields. Under an electromagnetically induced transparency regime, the system exhibits optical bistability and switching properties in which its thresholds and switching rate can be controlled by modulating intensity of the magnetic field or the coupling light field. Furthermore, the system can be controlled to work in varying frequency regimes by using a sole laser for both coupling and probe fields. Such a proposed scheme may be useful for realization of optical switches and storage devices.

© 2019 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Optical bistability in a five-level cascade EIT medium: an analytical approach

Dinh Xuan Khoa, Le Van Doai, Le Nguyen Mai Anh, Le Canh Trung, Phan Van Thuan, Nguyen Tien Dung, and Nguyen Huy Bang
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 33(4) 735-740 (2016)

Double-cavity optical bistability and all-optical switching in four-level N-type atomic system

Yu-Yuan Chen, Ya-Nan Li, and Ren-Gang Wan
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 35(6) 1240-1247 (2018)

All-optical switching and flip-flop based on dynamically controlled bistability in a V-type atomic system

Ya-Nan Li, Yu-Yuan Chen, and Ren-Gang Wan
J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 36(7) 1799-1805 (2019)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (10)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (20)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription