Abstract

We report experimental results on optical bistability using an InSb étalon gold coated on one face, at 80 K and 5.59-μm wavelength. The bistability, observed on reflection, was controlled by a beam coupled through the edge of the étalon. The geometry lends itself to the possibility of addressing a large number of individual spots, all of which are controlled by the same guided beam.

© 1984 Optical Society of America

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