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Self-propelled cavity solitons in semiconductor microcavities

Scroggie, A.J. and McSloy, J.M. and Firth, W.J. (2002) Self-propelled cavity solitons in semiconductor microcavities. Physical review. E, Statistical physics, plasmas, fluids, and related interdisciplinary topics, 66 (3). 036607-1. ISSN 1063-651X

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Abstract

We demonstrate the existence of both bright and dark spontaneously moving spatial solitons in a model of a semiconductor microcavity. The motion is caused by temperature-induced changes in the cavity detuning and arises through an instability of the stationary soliton solution above some threshold. An order parameter equation is derived for the moving solitons and is used to explain their behavior in the presence of externally imposed parameter modulations. The existence of two-dimensional moving solitons is demonstrated and an example given of their interaction.

Item type: Article
ID code: 2888
Keywords: spatial solitons, semiconductor microcavity, solitons, Optics. Light, Physics and Astronomy(all), Mathematical Physics, Statistical and Nonlinear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics
Subjects: Science > Physics > Optics. Light
Department: Faculty of Science > Physics
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    Depositing user: Mr Derek Boyle
    Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2007
    Last modified: 04 Sep 2014 11:25
    URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/2888

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