Ackemann, T. and Radwell, N. and McIntyre, C. and Firth, W. J. and Oppo, G. -L. (2010) Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser. In: Proceedings of SPIE 7720, Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE, Bellingham, Washington, USA, Proc SPIE 7720, 772007.
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The dynamics of a broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) with frequency-selective feedback supporting bistable spatial solitons is analyzed experimentally and theoretically. The transient dynamics of a switch-on of a soliton induced by an external optical pulse shows strong self-pulsing at the external-cavity round-trip time with at least ten modes excited. The numerical analysis indicates an even broader bandwidth and a transient sweep of the center frequency. It is argued that mode-locking of spatial solitons is an interesting and viable way to achieve three-dimensional, spatio-temporal self-localization and that the transients observed are preliminary indications of a transient cavity light bullet in the dynamics, though on a non negligible background.
|Item type: ||Book Section|
|ID code: ||30233|
|Notes: ||Conference on Semiconductor Lasers and Laser Dynamics IV, Brussels, BELGIUM, APR 12-16, 2010|
|Keywords: ||cavity soliton, cavity light bullet , self-pulsing, frequency-selective feedback, VCSEL, cavity soliton laser, Physics, Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics|
|Subjects: ||Science > Physics|
|Department: ||Faculty of Science > Physics|
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|Depositing user: ||Pure Administrator|
|Date Deposited: ||12 Apr 2011 12:14|
|Last modified: ||21 Nov 2014 06:30|
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