Fast optical switching and optical bistability in a PbSnSe étalon

Reid, J. J. E.; Kar, A. K.; MacKenzie, H. A.; Chua, P. L.; Grisar, R.; Preier, H. M.
October 1987
Applied Physics Letters;10/19/1987, Vol. 51 Issue 16, p1215
Academic Journal
We report the observation of optical bistability with nanosecond optical switching in the lead chalcogenide semiconductor Pb1-xSnxSe. The observed refractive optical nonlinearities were generated by the absorption of radiation from a pulsed CO2 laser at incident intensities of 80 kW cm-2.


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