Topological solitons as addressable phase bits in a driven laser.

  title={Topological solitons as addressable phase bits in a driven laser.},
  author={Bruno Garbin and Julien Javaloyes and Giovanna Tissoni and St{\'e}phane Barland},
  journal={Nature communications},
Optical localized states are usually defined as self-localized bistable packets of light, which exist as independently controllable optical intensity pulses either in the longitudinal or transverse dimension of nonlinear optical systems. Here we demonstrate experimentally and analytically the existence of longitudinal localized states that exist fundamentally in the phase of laser light. These robust and versatile phase bits can be individually nucleated and canceled in an injection-locked… 
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