Observation of laser vortex solitons in a self-focusing semiconductor laser

Jesus Jimenez Garcia, Yoann Noblet, P.V. Paulau, Damia Gomila, Thorsten Ackemann

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We report the observation of single and multiple vortex solitons in a self-focusing dissipative system, a broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with frequency-selective feedback by a volume Bragg grating. They are bistable and the transitions between different soliton structures are analysed. The observations qualitatively verify theoretical predictions based on simplified models for a semiconductor laser with frequency-selective feedback.
Original languageEnglish
Article number044011
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Optics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 10 Apr 2013


  • laser diodes
  • resonators
  • laser vortex solitons
  • semiconductor laser


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