Characteristics of cavity solitons and drifting excitations in broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers with frequency-selective feedback

Y. Tanguy, N. Radwell, T. Ackemann, R. Jager

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Abstract

The properties of cavity solitons in a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with frequency-selective feedback from a diffraction grating are characterized and analyzed. The solitons have a typical width of 10 m and a linewidth of down to 10 MHz, i.e., they represent small microlasers. Their equilibrium spatial location arises from an interplay of spatial inhomogeneities in the device and a grating-induced force which depends on detuning. Transients involve the passage through a self-pulsing state. Due to the grating-induced advection, drifting excitations are found, which might have applications in all-optical delay lines though their solitonic nature remains to be established. (Taken from : http://pra.aps.org/pdf/PRA/v78/i2/e023810)
LanguageEnglish
Pages023810-1
Number of pages23809
JournalPhysical Review A
Volume78
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2008

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surface emitting lasers
solitary waves
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gratings (spectra)
advection
excitation
inhomogeneity

Keywords

  • SEMICONDUCTOR RESONATOR SOLITONS
  • LOCALIZED STRUCTURES
  • OPTICAL FEEDBACK
  • SATURABLE ABSORBER
  • SPATIAL SOLITONS
  • VCSEL
  • MICROCAVITIES
  • INCOHERENT
  • DYNAMICS

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