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  • Vol. 23, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1998
  • pp: 337–339

Incoherent switching between multistable cavity solitons in a semiconductor optical resonator

D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 23, Issue 5, pp. 337-339 (1998)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.23.000337


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Abstract

We demonstrate numerically a two-dimensional threefold storage scheme based on different types of solitary waves in the transmitted field of a semiconductor planar resonator. Switching between among different solitary waves can be achieved by use of a weak incoherent switching beam.

© 1998 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

Citation
D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, "Incoherent switching between multistable cavity solitons in a semiconductor optical resonator," Opt. Lett. 23, 337-339 (1998)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-23-5-337


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