We propose and demonstrate a direct method to observe surface solitons in vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) at room temperature. By modeling the interface between a saturable Kerr-type medium and a parabolic lossy waveguide, the formation and the existence of surface solitons are shown numerically.
© 2010 The Optical Society
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves
J. Chandroth Pannian, Y. Lin, T. Lee, and R. Lee, "Observation of Surface Solitons in VCSELs," in Advanced Photonics & Renewable Energy, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper NTuC25.
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