Optical bistability of an aqueous aerosol particle detected through light scattering: theory and experiment.

Abstract

We present a catastrophe-based graphic model for understanding the optical bistability (OB) of an aqueous aerosol particle detected in light scattering. The model is shown to be in good agreement with hidden resonance experiments and indicates that OB in such particles can occur at an incident power level of <50 x 10(-9) W. This threshold is controlled… (More)
DOI: 10.1364/AO.29.003473

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