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8 February 1988 Optical Bistability In Air-Spaced Fabry-Perot Etalons Caused By Thermal Expansion
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Proceedings Volume 0963, Optical Computing '88; (1988) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947881
Event: Optical Computing '88, 1988, Toulon, France
Abstract
We demonstrated optical bistability in air-spaced Fabry-Perot etalons caused by thermal expansion of the mirror substrates and a concomitant reduction in mirror separation. The theory of this type of bistability is presented. Experimental results for metal mirror coat-ings of gold or aluminium on glass and polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) at the He-Ne laser wavelength λ=632.8 nm are given.
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W. Lukosz, P. Pirani, and G. Appenzeller-Combe "Optical Bistability In Air-Spaced Fabry-Perot Etalons Caused By Thermal Expansion", Proc. SPIE 0963, Optical Computing '88, (8 February 1988); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.947881
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