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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 1 — Jan. 13, 2014
  • pp: 762–772

Experimental observation of localized structures in medium size VCSELs

Etienne Averlant, Mustapha Tlidi, Hugo Thienpont, Thorsten Ackemann, and Krassimir Panajotov  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 22, Issue 1, pp. 762-772 (2014)

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We report experimental evidence of spontaneous formation of localized structures in a 80μm diameter Vertical-Cavity Surface-Emitting Laser (VCSEL) biased above the lasing threshold and under optical injection. Such localized structures are bistable with the injected beam power and the VCSEL current. We experimentally investigate the formation of localized structures for different detunings between the injected beam and the VCSEL, and different injection beam waists.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 28, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: January 2, 2014
Published: January 7, 2014

Etienne Averlant, Mustapha Tlidi, Hugo Thienpont, Thorsten Ackemann, and Krassimir Panajotov, "Experimental observation of localized structures in medium size VCSELs," Opt. Express 22, 762-772 (2014)

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