Observation of electro-activated localized structures in broad area VCSELs

J. Parravicini, M. Brambilla, L. Columbo, F. Prati, C. Rizza, G. Tissoni, A. J. Agranat, E. Del Re

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We demonstrate experimentally the electro-activation of a localized optical structure in a coherently driven broad-area vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) operated below threshold. Control is achieved by electro-optically steering a writing beam through a pre-programmable switch based on a photorefractive funnel waveguide.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)30225-30233
Number of pages9
JournalOptics Express
Issue number24
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2014

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