Without a holding beam, we report experimental observations of cavity solitons in a surface-photonic-crystal-structured VCSEL by the near-field scanning optical microscope. Comparisons between linear defect modes and cavity solitons are illustrated experimentally and numerically.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers
Y. Lin, J. Pan, T. Lee, and R. Lee, "Comparisons between Linear and Nonlinear Localized Waves in Semiconductor Lasers within a Surface Photonic Crystal Structure," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2010, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper QTuG4.
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