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All-optical delay line using semiconductor cavity solitons

Pedaci, F. and Barland, S. and Caboche, E. and Genevet, P. and Giudici, M. and Tredicce, J. R. and Ackemann, T. and Scroggie, A.J. and Firth, W.J. and Oppo, G.L. and Tissoni, G. and Jäger, R. (2008) All-optical delay line using semiconductor cavity solitons. Applied Physics Letters, 92 (1). ISSN 0003-6951

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Abstract

An all-optical delay line based on the lateral drift of cavity solitons in semiconductor microresonators is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The functionalities of the device proposed as well as its performance is analyzed and compared with recent alternative methods based on the decrease of group velocity in the vicinity of resonances. We show that the current limitations can be overcome using broader devices with tailored material responses.