Observation of mode-locked spatial laser solitons

  title={Observation of mode-locked spatial laser solitons},
  author={F. Gustave and Neal Radwell and Joshua P. Toomey and Thierry Guillet and Craig McIntyre and S Barland and Deborah M. Kane and William J. Firth and Gian-Luca Oppo and Thorsten Ackemann},
  journal={2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe \& European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)},
  • F. GustaveN. Radwell T. Ackemann
  • Published 17 November 2016
  • Physics
  • 2017 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe & European Quantum Electronics Conference (CLEO/Europe-EQEC)
Three-dimensional solitons are highly sought after objects in nonlinear science. In nonlinear photonics they correspond to light bullets, but their experimental observation as long-term stable structures remains elusive in spite of impressive advances [1]. Broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs) combine a large Fresnel number with a high nonlinearity and fast time scales. Stationary spatial solitons in 2D as well as mode-locking and temporal solitons without self… 

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