Cavity solitons and localized patterns in a finite-size optical cavity

by Kozyreff, G. and Gelens, L.
Abstract:
In appropriate ranges of parameters, laser-driven nonlinear optical cavities can support a wide variety of optical patterns, which could be used to carry information. The intensity peaks appearing in these patterns are called cavity solitons and are individually addressable. Using the Lugiato-Lefever equation to model a perfectly homogeneous cavity, we show that cavity solitons can only be located at discrete points and at a minimal distance from the edges. Other localized states which are attached to the edges are identified. By interpreting these patterns in an information coding frame, the information capacity of this dynamical system is evaluated. The results are explained analytically in terms of the the tail characteristics of the cavity solitons. Finally, the influence of boundaries and of cavity imperfections on cavity solitons are compared.
Reference:
Cavity solitons and localized patterns in a finite-size optical cavity Kozyreff, G. and Gelens, L., Physical Review A, volume 84, pp. 023819, 2011.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{kozyreff_cavity_2011,
	title = {Cavity solitons and localized patterns in a finite-size optical cavity},
	volume = {84},
	url = {http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevA.84.023819},
	doi = {10.1103/PhysRevA.84.023819},
	abstract = {In appropriate ranges of parameters, laser-driven nonlinear optical cavities can support a wide variety of optical patterns, which could be used to carry information. The intensity peaks appearing in these patterns are called cavity solitons and are individually addressable. Using the Lugiato-Lefever equation to model a perfectly homogeneous cavity, we show that cavity solitons can only be located at discrete points and at a minimal distance from the edges. Other localized states which are attached to the edges are identified. By interpreting these patterns in an information coding frame, the information capacity of this dynamical system is evaluated. The results are explained analytically in terms of the the tail characteristics of the cavity solitons. Finally, the influence of boundaries and of cavity imperfections on cavity solitons are compared.},
	number = {2},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Physical Review A},
	author = {Kozyreff, G. and Gelens, L.},
	month = aug,
	year = {2011},
	pages = {023819},
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}