Applied Physics B

, Volume 98, Issue 2–3, pp 327–331 | Cite as

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

  • T. Elsass
  • K. Gauthron
  • G. Beaudoin
  • I. Sagnes
  • R. Kuszelewicz
  • S. Barbay
Article

Abstract

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.

PACS

42.65.Tg 42.65.Pc 42.55.Px 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Elsass
    • 1
  • K. Gauthron
    • 1
  • G. Beaudoin
    • 1
  • I. Sagnes
    • 1
  • R. Kuszelewicz
    • 1
  • S. Barbay
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Photonique et de NanostructuresCNRS-UPR20MarcoussisFrance

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