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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 1998
  • pp: 1814–1816

Oscillating dark cavity solitons

Dirk Michaelis, Ulf Peschel, and Falk Lederer  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 23, pp. 1814-1816 (1998)

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We show that oscillating dark solitons exist on a stable continuous plane-wave background in a cavity with a saturable defocusing nonlinearity. These oscillations can be attributed to a linear internal mode of the soliton with a complex eigenvalue emerging above a definite input field intensity. Using a simple analytical model, we find that the self-oscillations appear as a consequence of an interaction between the center of the soliton and the surrounding ring.

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OCIS Codes
(190.5940) Nonlinear optics : Self-action effects
(230.4910) Optical devices : Oscillators
(350.7420) Other areas of optics : Waves

Dirk Michaelis, Ulf Peschel, and Falk Lederer, "Oscillating dark cavity solitons," Opt. Lett. 23, 1814-1816 (1998)

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