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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 25 — Dec. 10, 2007
  • pp: 16773–16780

Characteristics of switching dynamics in a semiconductor-based cavity-soliton laser

Y. Tanguy, T. Ackemann, and R. Jäger  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 25, pp. 16773-16780 (2007)

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The switching behavior of a semiconductor cavity soliton laser is experimentally investigated, based on a vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser with frequency-selective feedback. In particular, we show the effect of frequency detuning between cavity solitons and the external injection, the temporal dynamics during ignition and erasure, and characterize the necessary injection pulse width versus its power for successful switching.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons
(140.7260) Lasers and laser optics : Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 10, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 12, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: September 12, 2007
Published: December 3, 2007

Y. Tanguy, T. Ackemann, and R. Jäger, "Characteristics of switching dynamics in a semiconductor-based cavity-soliton laser," Opt. Express 15, 16773-16780 (2007)

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