Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser

T. Ackemann, N. Radwell, C. McIntyre, W. J. Firth, G. -L. Oppo, K Panajotov (Editor), M Sciamanna (Editor), AA Valle (Editor), R Michalzik (Editor)

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Abstract

The dynamics of a broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with frequency-selective feedback supporting bistable spatial solitons is analyzed experimentally and theoretically. The transient dynamics of a switch-on of a soliton induced by an external optical pulse shows strong self-pulsing at the external-cavity round-trip time with at least ten modes excited. The numerical analysis indicates an even broader bandwidth and a transient sweep of the center frequency. It is argued that mode-locking of spatial solitons is an interesting and viable way to achieve three-dimensional, spatio-temporal self-localization and that the transients observed are preliminary indications of a transient cavity light bullet in the dynamics, though on a non negligible background.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE 7720, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV
Place of PublicationBellingham, Washington, USA
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2010
EventConference on Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV - Brussels, Belgium
Duration: 12 Apr 201016 Apr 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
PublisherSPIE
Volume7720
ISSN (Print)0277-786X

Conference

ConferenceConference on Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV
CountryBelgium
CityBrussels
Period12/04/1016/04/10

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solitary waves
cavities
lasers
surface emitting lasers
locking
numerical analysis
indication
switches
bandwidth
pulses

Keywords

  • cavity soliton
  • cavity light bullet
  • self-pulsing
  • frequency-selective feedback
  • VCSEL
  • cavity soliton laser

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Ackemann, T., Radwell, N., McIntyre, C., Firth, W. J., Oppo, G. -L., Panajotov, K. (Ed.), ... Michalzik, R. (Ed.) (2010). Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser. In Proceedings of SPIE 7720, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV [772007] (Proceedings of SPIE; Vol. 7720). Bellingham, Washington, USA. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.854039
Ackemann, T. ; Radwell, N. ; McIntyre, C. ; Firth, W. J. ; Oppo, G. -L. ; Panajotov, K (Editor) ; Sciamanna, M (Editor) ; Valle, AA (Editor) ; Michalzik, R (Editor). / Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser. Proceedings of SPIE 7720, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV. Bellingham, Washington, USA, 2010. (Proceedings of SPIE).
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Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser. / Ackemann, T.; Radwell, N.; McIntyre, C.; Firth, W. J.; Oppo, G. -L.; Panajotov, K (Editor); Sciamanna, M (Editor); Valle, AA (Editor); Michalzik, R (Editor).

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Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution book

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Ackemann T, Radwell N, McIntyre C, Firth WJ, Oppo G-L, Panajotov K, (ed.) et al. Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser. In Proceedings of SPIE 7720, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV. Bellingham, Washington, USA. 2010. 772007. (Proceedings of SPIE). https://doi.org/10.1117/12.854039