Applied Physics B

, Volume 72, Issue 7, pp 893–895

Incoherent optical switching of semiconductor resonator solitons

  • V.B. Taranenko
  • C.O. Weiss
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DOI: 10.1007/s003400100599

Cite this article as:
Taranenko, V. & Weiss, C. Appl Phys B (2001) 72: 893. doi:10.1007/s003400100599


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.

PACS: 42.65.Sf; 42.65.Pc; 47.54.+r 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V.B. Taranenko
    • 1
  • C.O. Weiss
    • 1
  1. 1.Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany (Fax: +49-531/592-4423, E-mail:

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