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Phys Rev Lett. 2003 Jun 27;90(25 Pt 1):253903. Epub 2003 Jun 27.

Stable dissipative solitons in semiconductor optical amplifiers.

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  • 1CREOL/School of Optics, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida 32816, USA.


We have observed for the first time stable spatial solitons in semiconductor optical amplifiers. Soliton destabilization due to the growth of background noise was suppressed by using patterned electrodes on the device. Numerical simulations fit very well with the experiment results. We show that it is possible to excite these solitons with about 60 mW input power.

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