, Volume 72, Issue 7, pp 893-895

Incoherent optical switching of semiconductor resonator solitons

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Abstract.

We demonstrate experimentally the bistable nature of the bright resonator solitons in a semiconductor microresonator with mixed absorptive/defocusing nonlinearity and show that they can be written and erased by incoherent local optical injection.

Received: 22 February 2001 / Published online: 27 April 2001