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Theoretical aspects and potential applications of cavity solitons in semiconductor microresonators
Author(s): Tommaso Maggipinto; Massimo Brambilla; I. M. Perrini; Lorenzo Spinelli; Giovanna Tissoni
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Paper Abstract

Cavity solitons (CS) appear as self-confined light peaks embedded in the transverse profile of a homogeneous coherent field propagating in a nonlinear cavity. They have recently been predicted for GaAs semiconductor micro cavities for which we have developed a microscopic model that describes the field and the carrier dynamics inside the active region. Here we improve our previous model by adding the temperature dynamics. A detailed study of the instabilities affecting the homogeneous stationary state of the output field is performed. In this way we can address the numerical research of patterns and CS. We then show how it is possible to study intrinsic stability properties of CS by means of semi- analytical techniques that allow to describe the destabilizing mechanisms for solitons, mutual interaction properties and their response to perturbations; possible conceptual schemes for optical information treatment and logic gates are investigated.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 April 2002
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 4750, ICONO 2001: Quantum and Atomic Optics, High-Precision Measurements in Optics, and Optical Information Processing, Transmission, and Storage, (1 April 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.464476
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Tommaso Maggipinto, INFM/Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Massimo Brambilla, INFM/Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
I. M. Perrini, INFM/Politecnico di Bari (Italy)
Lorenzo Spinelli, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)
Giovanna Tissoni, INFM/Univ. degli Studi dell'Insubria (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4750:
ICONO 2001: Quantum and Atomic Optics, High-Precision Measurements in Optics, and Optical Information Processing, Transmission, and Storage

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