Characteristics of switching dynamics in a semiconductor-based cavity-soliton laser

Y. Tanguy, T. Ackemann, R. Jaeger

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The switching behavior of a semiconductor cavity soliton laser is experimentally investigated, based on a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with frequency-selective feedback. In particular, we show the effect of frequency detuning between cavity solitons and the external injection, the temporal dynamics during ignition and erasure, and characterize the necessary injection pulse width versus its power for successful switching.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)16773-16780
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2007


  • all-optical bistability
  • localized structures
  • saturable absorber
  • feedback
  • incoherent
  • resonator
  • pixels

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