Locking and merging of cavity solitons

Marina Zajnulina*, Craig Mcintyre, Gian Luca Oppo

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Abstract

Cavity Solitons (CS) are ideal candidates for the implementation of information processes such as delay lines and optical memories in broad area optoelectronic devices. We investigate here the locking and merging properties of CS in a nonlinear Kerr cavity when the holding beam displays a spatially modulated phase. In this communication we induce motion of the Kerr CS by using triangular modulations of the phase of the holding beam. CS travel up the phase gradients until they reach a maximum or a phase discontinuity. CS are written by sharp, short and localized variations of the holding beam amplitude close to the transverse boundaries on each side of the peak. They then move towards the centre of the transverse domain. We will discuss applications of merged and locked CS in optical information processing.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2009
EventCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009

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ConferenceCLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/06/0919/06/09

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Solitons
Merging
Optical data processing
Optical data storage
Electric delay lines
Optoelectronic devices
Modulation
Communication

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Zajnulina, M., Mcintyre, C., & Oppo, G. L. (2009). Locking and merging of cavity solitons. In CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference [5194802] https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5194802
Zajnulina, Marina ; Mcintyre, Craig ; Oppo, Gian Luca. / Locking and merging of cavity solitons. CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. 2009.
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Zajnulina, M, Mcintyre, C & Oppo, GL 2009, Locking and merging of cavity solitons. in CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference., 5194802, CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference, Munich, Germany, 14/06/09. https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5194802

Locking and merging of cavity solitons. / Zajnulina, Marina; Mcintyre, Craig; Oppo, Gian Luca.

CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. 2009. 5194802.

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Zajnulina M, Mcintyre C, Oppo GL. Locking and merging of cavity solitons. In CLEO/Europe - EQEC 2009 - European Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics and the European Quantum Electronics Conference. 2009. 5194802 https://doi.org/10.1109/CLEOE-EQEC.2009.5194802