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

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