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The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 59, Issue 1, pp 91–96 | Cite as

Control of cavity solitons and dynamical states in a monolithic vertical cavity laser with saturable absorber

  • T. Elsass
  • K. Gauthron
  • G. Beaudoin
  • I. Sagnes
  • R. Kuszelewicz
  • S. Barbay
Regular Article

Abstract

We present recent experimental results on the control and dynamics of cavity solitons in a monolithic, vertical cavity surface emitting laser with saturable absorber. On one hand, the fast and independent manipulation of two laser cavity solitons is achieved and a flip-flop operation is demonstrated with a single control-beam. On the other hand, a pulsing localized structure is presented and we demonstrate the control of a pulsing multispot structure that we can switch-on and off. These results are promising in view of the obtainment of a pulsed and monolithic cavity soliton laser.

Keywords

Saturable Absorber Cavity Resonance Homoclinic Bifurcation Local Excitation Control Beam 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Elsass
    • 1
  • K. Gauthron
    • 1
  • G. Beaudoin
    • 1
  • I. Sagnes
    • 1
  • R. Kuszelewicz
    • 1
  • S. Barbay
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS-UPR20MarcoussisFrance

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