Abstract

We report the first known direct observation of the critical slowing-down effect and transient bimodality in an intrinsic semiconductor all-optically bistable device with a cw CO laser holding beam and a PbSSe diode laser switching beam. The measurements of critical slow-down effects show good agreement with the numerical model using a modified Debye dynamic equation. The switching profile has been shown to depend on both the size of the hysteresis loop and the diode pulse parameter. A scaling law for the delay time of the switching when external parameter P changes close to the critical value Pc has been indicated to fit (PPc)−1/2.

© 1986 Optical Society of America

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