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Title: Controllable optical bistability and multistability in asymmetric double quantum wells via spontaneously generated coherence

Abstract

We investigate the nonlinear optical phenomena of the optical bistability and multistability via spontaneously generated coherence in an asymmetric double quantum well structure coupled by a weak probe field and a controlling field. It is shown that the threshold and hysteresis cycle of the optical bistability can be conveniently controlled only by adjusting the intensity of the SGC or the controlling field. Moreover, switching between optical bistability and multistability can be achieved. These studies may have practical significance for the preparation of optical bistable switching device.

Authors:
;  [1];  [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Applied Physics, East China Jiaotong University, Nanchang, 330013 (China)
  2. (Canada)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22447586
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Annals of Physics; Journal Volume: 353; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2014 Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam, The Netherlands, All rights reserved.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; ASYMMETRY; HYSTERESIS; NONLINEAR PROBLEMS; QUANTUM WELLS; SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS; SWITCHES

Citation Formats

Chen, Yuan, Deng, Li, Chen, Aixi, E-mail: aixichen@ecjtu.jx.cn, and Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Controllable optical bistability and multistability in asymmetric double quantum wells via spontaneously generated coherence. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/J.AOP.2014.10.017.
Chen, Yuan, Deng, Li, Chen, Aixi, E-mail: aixichen@ecjtu.jx.cn, & Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Controllable optical bistability and multistability in asymmetric double quantum wells via spontaneously generated coherence. United States. doi:10.1016/J.AOP.2014.10.017.
Chen, Yuan, Deng, Li, Chen, Aixi, E-mail: aixichen@ecjtu.jx.cn, and Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1. Sun . "Controllable optical bistability and multistability in asymmetric double quantum wells via spontaneously generated coherence". United States. doi:10.1016/J.AOP.2014.10.017.
@article{osti_22447586,
title = {Controllable optical bistability and multistability in asymmetric double quantum wells via spontaneously generated coherence},
author = {Chen, Yuan and Deng, Li and Chen, Aixi, E-mail: aixichen@ecjtu.jx.cn and Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1},
abstractNote = {We investigate the nonlinear optical phenomena of the optical bistability and multistability via spontaneously generated coherence in an asymmetric double quantum well structure coupled by a weak probe field and a controlling field. It is shown that the threshold and hysteresis cycle of the optical bistability can be conveniently controlled only by adjusting the intensity of the SGC or the controlling field. Moreover, switching between optical bistability and multistability can be achieved. These studies may have practical significance for the preparation of optical bistable switching device.},
doi = {10.1016/J.AOP.2014.10.017},
journal = {Annals of Physics},
number = ,
volume = 353,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Sun Feb 15 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}