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  • Vol. 26, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2001
  • pp: 1574–1576

Spatial solitons in a pumped semiconductor resonator

V. B. Taranenko, C. O. Weiss, and W. Stolz  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 26, Issue 20, pp. 1574-1576 (2001)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.26.001574


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Abstract

Bright and dark spatial solitons are observed in an optically pumped semiconductor resonator. The pumping allows us to reduce considerably the light intensity necessary for the existence of the solitons and alleviates thermal load problems. Experiments are found to agree qualitatively with calculations based on a simple large-aperture semiconductor resonator model. The role of the signs of the absorptive and reactive nonlinearities in soliton existence is discussed in relation to the nonlinear resonance effect, the tilted-wave mechanism of pattern formation, and the sign of the population inversion.

© 2001 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(210.4680) Optical data storage : Optical memories

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V. B. Taranenko, C. O. Weiss, and W. Stolz, "Spatial solitons in a pumped semiconductor resonator," Opt. Lett. 26, 1574-1576 (2001)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-20-1574

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