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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 10, Iss. 19 — Sep. 23, 2002
  • pp: 1009–1017

Spatio-temporal dynamics in semiconductor microresonators with thermal effects

Giovanna Tissoni, Lorenzo Spinelli, Luigi A. Lugiato, Massimo Brambilla, Ida M. Perrini, and Tommaso Maggipinto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 10, Issue 19, pp. 1009-1017 (2002)

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In this paper we study the dynamics of the intracavity field, carriers and lattice temperature in externally driven semiconductor microcavities. The combination/competition of the different time-scales of the dynamical variables together with diffraction and carrier/thermal diffusions are responsible for new dynamical behaviors. We report here the occurrence of a spatio-temporal instability of the Hopf type giving rise to Regenerative Oscillations and travelling patterns and cavity solitons.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.4870) Nonlinear optics : Photothermal effects

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Original Manuscript: August 1, 2002
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2002
Published: September 23, 2002

Giovanna Tissoni, Lorenzo Spinelli, Luigi Lugiato, Massimo Brambilla, Ida Perrini, and Tommaso Maggipinto, "Spatio-temporal dynamics in semiconductor microresonators with thermal effects," Opt. Express 10, 1009-1017 (2002)

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