Experimental observation of localized structures in medium size VCSELs

Etienne E. Averlant, Mustapha M. Tlidi, Hugo H. Thienpont, Thorsten T. Ackemann, Krassimir P. K.P. Panajotov

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We report experimental evidence of spontaneous formation of localized structures in a 80μm diameter Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) biased above the lasing threshold and under optical injection. Such localized structures are bistable with the injected beam power and the VCSEL current. We experimentally investigate the formation of localized structures for different detunings between the injected beam and the VCSEL, and different injection beam waists.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)762-772
Number of pages11
JournalOptics Express
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Jan 2014


  • vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser
  • VCSELs
  • optical injection
  • injected beam


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