Soliton blockade in bidirectional microresonators.

  title={Soliton blockade in bidirectional microresonators.},
  author={Zhiwei Fan and Dmitry V. Skryabin},
  journal={Optics letters},
  volume={45 23},
We report a method to control, disrupt, and restore a regime of unidirectional soliton generation in a bidirectionally pumped ring microresonator. This control, i.e., the soliton blockade, is achieved by tuning the pump frequency of the counterrotating field. The blockade effect is correlated with the emergence of a dark-bright nonlinear resonance of cw states. 

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