Transient noiseinduced optical bistability
Abstract
We solve numerically the simplest FokkerPlanck equation which describes the effects of amplitude noise in absorbitive optical bistability. When the semiclassical solution exhibits critical slowing down, the probability distribution becomes twopeaked in a sizable time interval during the approach to the onepeaked steadystate distribution. The switching time undergoes considerable fluctuations, and on the average it is shorter than predicted by semiclassical theory. These noise effects seem accessible to experimental observation.
 Publication:

Physical Review A
 Pub Date:
 May 1984
 DOI:
 10.1103/PhysRevA.29.2949
 Bibcode:
 1984PhRvA..29.2949B
 Keywords:

 FokkerPlanck Equation;
 Optical Bistability;
 Random Noise;
 Transient Oscillations;
 Probability Distribution Functions;
 Switching;
 Temporal Distribution;
 Optics