Adler synchronization of spatial laser solitons pinned by defects

Pavel V. P.V. Paulau, Craig C. Mcintyre, Y. Y. Noblet, Neal Matthew Radwell, William J. W.J. Firth, Pere P. Colet, Thorsten T. Ackemann, Gian Luca G.L. Oppo

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Spatial disorder due to growth fluctuations in broad-area semiconductor lasers induces pinning and frequency shifts of spatial laser solitons. We demonstrate frequency and phase-locking between two spatial solitons in VCSELs with frequency-selective feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2012


  • adler synchronization
  • spatial laser soliton
  • defects


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