Vector cavity solitons in broad area Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting lasers

Etienne Averlant, Mustapha Tlidi, Hugo Thienpont, Thorsten Ackemann, Krassimir Panajotov

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Abstract

We report the experimental observation of two-dimensional vector cavity solitons in a Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) under linearly polarized optical injection when varying optical injection linear polarization direction. The polarization of the cavity soliton is not the one of the optical injection as it acquires a distinct ellipticity. These experimental results are qualitatively reproduced by the spin-flip VCSEL model. Our findings open the road to polarization multiplexing when using cavity solitons in broad-area lasers as pixels in information technology.
LanguageEnglish
Article number20428
Number of pages7
JournalScientific Reports
Volume6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Feb 2016

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Keywords

  • laser beams
  • nonlinear optics
  • optical solitons
  • surface emitting lasers
  • vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

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Averlant, Etienne ; Tlidi, Mustapha ; Thienpont, Hugo ; Ackemann, Thorsten ; Panajotov, Krassimir. / Vector cavity solitons in broad area Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting lasers. In: Scientific Reports. 2016 ; Vol. 6.
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Vector cavity solitons in broad area Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting lasers. / Averlant, Etienne; Tlidi, Mustapha; Thienpont, Hugo; Ackemann, Thorsten; Panajotov, Krassimir.

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