Abstract

Bistability is associated with a theoretical S-shaped curve of output intensity vs input intensity. The negative-sloped regions of the curve are always stable. However, positive-sloped regions are not always stable as shown by McCall1 (regenerative pulsations), Bonifacio et al.2 (self-pulsing), and Ikeda3 (periodic oscillations and chaos).

© 1982 Optical Society of America

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