Physical model for the incoherent writing/erasure of cavity solitons in semiconductor optical amplifiers.

Abstract

We present a physical mechanism that explains the recent observations of incoherent writing and erasure of Cavity Solitons in a semiconductor optical amplifier [S. Barbay et al, Opt. Lett. 31, 1504-1506 (2006)]. This mechanism allows to understand the main observations of the experiment. In particular it perfectly explains why writing and erasure are possible as a result of a local perturbation in the carrier density, and why a delay is observed along with the writing process. Numerical simulations in 1D are performed and show very good qualitative agreement with the experimental observations.

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@article{Barbay2007PhysicalMF, title={Physical model for the incoherent writing/erasure of cavity solitons in semiconductor optical amplifiers.}, author={S Barbay and Robert Kuszelewicz}, journal={Optics express}, year={2007}, volume={15 19}, pages={12457-63} }