, Volume 98, Issue 2-3, pp 327-331
Date: 02 Oct 2009

Fast manipulation of laser localized structures in a monolithic vertical cavity with saturable absorber

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We show the spontaneous and controlled formation of bistable and localized laser spots in the transverse section of a monolithic vertical cavity laser with a saturable absorber. Successive incoherent writing and erasure is obtained up to 80 MHz repetition rate with a 60 ps localized excitation. We also show the formation of clusters of laser localized states. All these observations are in good qualitative agreement with existing models.