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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 6 — Mar. 16, 2009
  • pp: 4897–4902

Diffusion stabilizes cavity solitons in bidirectional lasers

Isabel Pérez-Arjona, Víctor Sánchez-Morcillo, Javier Redondo, Kestutis Staliunas, and Eugenio Roldán  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 6, pp. 4897-4902 (2009)

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We study the influence of field diffusion on the spatial localized structures (cavity solitons) in bidirectional lasers. We find threefold positive role of the diffusion: 1) it allows for the existence of solitons in cavities with equal losses for the two fields; 2) it increases the stability range of the individual (isolated) solitons; and 3) it reduces the long-range interaction between cavity solitons, allowing for the independent manipulation (writing and erasing) of individual structures.

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OCIS Codes
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: January 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 7, 2009
Published: March 13, 2009

Isabel Pérez-Arjona, Víctor Sánchez-Morcillo, Javier Redondo, Kestutis Staliunas, and Eugenio Roldán, "Diffusion stabilizes cavity solitons in bidirectional lasers," Opt. Express 17, 4897-4902 (2009)

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