Abstract

We show that the bistability obtained through grating coupling into a waveguide with a diffusive nonlinearity is enhanced in the presence of a second counterpropagating guided-wave beam. An integrated device in which a nonlinear distributed-feedback grating is used to retroreflect the incoupled beam is demonstrated.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

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