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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2003
  • pp: 251–253

Stable spatial solitons in semiconductor optical amplifiers

E. A. Ultanir, D. Michaelis, F. Lederer, and G. I. Stegeman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp. 251-253 (2003)

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The existence of stable dissipative spatial solitons at low intensities in patterned electrode semiconductor optical amplifiers (SOAs) is predicted theoretically. In contrast to conventional SOAs, this system may support stable solitons because the inherent saturating losses provide subcritical bifurcations for both the plane-wave and the soliton solution.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
(250.5530) Optoelectronics : Pulse propagation and temporal solitons
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers

E. A. Ultanir, D. Michaelis, F. Lederer, and G. I. Stegeman, "Stable spatial solitons in semiconductor optical amplifiers," Opt. Lett. 28, 251-253 (2003)

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