Realization of a cavity-soliton laser based on broad-area vertical-cavity devices with frequency-selective feedback

T. Ackemann, Y. Tanguy, A. Scroggie, A. Yao, W. J. Firth, G.-L. Oppo, P. Paulau, A. V. Naumenko, N. A. Loiko, R. Jaeger

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The spontaneous formation of small-area bistable lasing spots is observed at different positions within the aperture of a broad-area VCSEL with frequency-selective feedback. These spots can be switched on and off with an incoherent injected field. They are interpreted as spatial dissipative solitons. Approaches to model these devices are presented and first results on the occurrence of localization are reported.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
EventProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2007) - Beijing, China
Duration: 26 Mar 200730 Mar 2007


ConferenceProgress in Electromagnetics Research Symposium (PIERS 2007)


  • cavity soliton laser
  • vertical cavity laser
  • electromagnetics

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