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Self-pulsing dynamics in a cavity soliton laser

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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Abstract

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
Depositing user: Pure Administrator
Date Deposited: 12 Apr 2011 11:14
Last modified: 26 Mar 2015 17:37
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/30233

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