Intensity trapping of temporal cavity solitons

Y. Wang, B. Garbin, G.-L. Oppo, S. Coen, M. Erkintalo, S.G. Murdoch

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Temporal cavity solitons (TCSs) are optical pulses that persist inside coherently driven passive Kerr resonators [1]. Since their discovery, TCSs have been suggested as bits for all-optical buffers due to their flexibility [2]: they can be individually addressed, erased and moved around at will. To that end, a reliable method is required to move, position, and trap TCSs to precise locations. So far a successful method to achieve this has been to use a phase modulation of the driving field in space [3] or time [4]. Here, we demonstrate that TCS trapping and manipulation can also be achieved by inducing intensity gradients on the background field.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 29 Jun 2017
EventThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 25 Jun 201729 Jun 2017


ConferenceThe European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics, CLEO_Europe 2017


  • cavity solitons
  • Kerr resonators


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