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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 19 — Oct. 1, 2010
  • pp: 3207–3209

Nonlinear localized modes in bandgap microcavities

Wen-Xing Yang, Yuan-Yao Lin, Tsin-Dong Lee, Ray-Kuang Lee, and Yuri S. Kivshar  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 19, pp. 3207-3209 (2010)

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We study experimentally an electrically pumped GaAs-based bandgap structure based on a vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL). We demonstrate that a microcavity embedded into this bandgap VCSEL structure supports localized optical modes without any holding beam. We propose a model of surface-structured VCSELs based on a reduced dissipative wave equation for describing electromagnetic modes in such semiconductor cavities and anal yze a crossover between linear and nonlinear solitonlike cavity modes.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3270) Nonlinear optics : Kerr effect
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.6135) Nonlinear optics : Spatial solitons

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 2, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 29, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: August 26, 2010
Published: September 21, 2010

Wen-Xing Yang, Yuan-Yao Lin, Tsin-Dong Lee, Ray-Kuang Lee, and Yuri S. Kivshar, "Nonlinear localized modes in bandgap microcavities," Opt. Lett. 35, 3207-3209 (2010)

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