# Optical Extinction Theorem In The Nonlinear Theory Of Optical Multistability

@inproceedings{Bullough1983OpticalET, title={Optical Extinction Theorem In The Nonlinear Theory Of Optical Multistability}, author={R. K. Bullough and Sarmina Hassan}, booktitle={Other Conferences}, year={1983} }

The optical extinction theorem due to P. P. Ewald, C. W. Oseen and C. G. Darwin is used completely to describe the action of a dielectric slab as a Fabry-Perot interferometer. The analysis is very comparable to that given by Born and Wolf. It is then shown that by generalising the optical extinction theorem to the nonlinear regime essentially the same Fabry-Perot cavity action is regained but in this case the refractive index and hence the cavity tuning depends on the input intensity. This way… CONTINUE READING