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    Bistable dynamics beyond rotating wave approximation

    Sharaby, Y, Lynch, S, Joshi, A and Hassan, SS (2014) Bistable dynamics beyond rotating wave approximation. Journal of Nonlinear Optical Physics and Materials, 23 (2). p. 1450019. ISSN 0218-8635

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    In this paper, we investigate the nonlinear dynamical behavior of dispersive optical bistability (OB) for a homogeneously broadened two-level atomic medium interacting with a single mode of the ring cavity without invoking the rotating wave approximation (RWA). The periodic oscillations (self-pulsing) and chaos of the unstable state of the OB curve is affected by the counter rotating terms through the appearance of spikes during its periods. Further, the bifurcation with atomic detuning, within and outside the RWA, shows that the OB system can be converted from a chaotic system to self-pulsing system and vice-versa.

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