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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 32, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2007
  • pp: 3221–3223

Cavity solitons in bidirectional lasers

Isabel Pérez-Arjona, Víctor J. Sánchez-Morcillo, and Eugenio Roldán  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 32, Issue 21, pp. 3221-3223 (2007)

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We show theoretically that a broad area bidirectional laser with slightly different cavity losses for the two counterpropagating fields sustains cavity solitons (CSs). These are complementary; i.e., there is a bright (dark) CS in the field with larger (smaller) losses. Interestingly, the CSs can be written or erased by injecting suitable pulses into any of the two counterpropagating fields.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: June 5, 2007
Revised Manuscript: September 11, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: October 1, 2007
Published: October 30, 2007

Isabel Pérez-Arjona, Víctor J. Sánchez-Morcillo, and Eugenio Roldán, "Cavity solitons in bidirectional lasers," Opt. Lett. 32, 3221-3223 (2007)

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