Control of cavity solitons and dynamical states in a monolithic vertical cavity laser with saturable absorber
Laboratoire de Photonique et de Nanostructures, CNRS-UPR20, Route
de Nozay, 91460 Marcoussis, France
Corresponding author: a email@example.com
Revised: 5 March 2010
Published online: 30 March 2010
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.
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