Self-propelled cavity solitons in semiconductor microcavities

A.J. Scroggie, J.M. McSloy, W.J. Firth

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Abstract

We demonstrate the existence of both bright and dark spontaneously moving spatial solitons in a model of a semiconductor microcavity. The motion is caused by temperature-induced changes in the cavity detuning and arises through an instability of the stationary soliton solution above some threshold. An order parameter equation is derived for the moving solitons and is used to explain their behavior in the presence of externally imposed parameter modulations. The existence of two-dimensional moving solitons is demonstrated and an example given of their interaction.
LanguageEnglish
Pages036607-1
Number of pages36606
JournalPhysical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics
Volume66
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2002

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Keywords

  • spatial solitons
  • semiconductor microcavity
  • solitons

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Self-propelled cavity solitons in semiconductor microcavities. / Scroggie, A.J.; McSloy, J.M.; Firth, W.J.

In: Physical Review E: Statistical Physics, Plasmas, Fluids, and Related Interdisciplinary Topics , Vol. 66, No. 3, 09.2002, p. 036607-1.

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