Abstract

We show experimentally the feasibility of optically controlled location, individual addressing/erasure and steering of phase domain walls by injection of coherent addressing pulses into a phase-locked four-wave-mixing photorefractive oscillator.

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  1. P. Mandel, Theoretical Problems in Cavity Nonlinear Optics, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997).
    [Crossref]
  2. K. Staliunas and V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optical Resonators, (Springer, Berlín, 2003).
  3. N.N. Rosanov and G.V. Khodova, “Autosolitons in bistable interferometers,” Opt. Spectrosc. 65, 449 (1988).
  4. M. Tlidi, P. Mandel, and R. Lefever, “Localized structures and localized patterns in optical bistability,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 640 (1994).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  5. S. Trillo, M. Haelterman, and A. Sheppard, “Stable Topological Spatial Solitons in Optical Parametric Oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 22, 970 (1997).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  6. K. Staliunas and V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo, “Spatial-Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators,” Phys. Rev. A 57, 1454 (1998).
    [Crossref]
  7. R. Gallego, M. San Miguel, and R. Toral, “Self-Similar Domain Growth, Localized Structures, and labyrinthine Patterns in Vectorial Kerr Resonators,” Phys. Rev. E. 61, 2241 (2000).
    [Crossref]
  8. V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, I. Pérez-Arjona, F. Silva, G.J. de Valcárcel, and E. Roldán, “Vectorial Kerr-cavity Solitons,” Opt. Lett. 25, 957 (2000).
    [Crossref]
  9. V.B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial soliton laser: localized structures in a laser with a saturable absorber in a self-imaging resonator,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 1582 (1997).
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  10. G. Slekys, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial Solitons in Optical Photorefractive Oscillators with saturable Absorber,” Opt. Commun. 149, 113 (1998).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
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    [Crossref]
  13. V.B. Taranenko, F.-J. Ahlers, and K. Pierz, “Coherent switching of semiconductor resonator solitons,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 75 (2002).
    [Crossref]
  14. S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  15. G.S. McDonald and W.J. Firth, “Spatial solitary wave optical memory,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1328 (1990).
    [Crossref]
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    [Crossref] [PubMed]
  17. A. Esteban-Martín, V. B. Taranenko, J. García, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, “Controlled observation of a nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch transition in a nonlinear optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to appear); also at http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.PS/0411048.
    [PubMed]
  18. V. B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C. O. Weiss, “Pattern Formation and Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Mixing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2236 (1998).
    [Crossref]
  19. Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
    [Crossref]
  20. A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
    [Crossref]

2004 (2)

Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

2002 (2)

V.B. Taranenko, F.-J. Ahlers, and K. Pierz, “Coherent switching of semiconductor resonator solitons,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 75 (2002).
[Crossref]

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2000 (4)

R. Gallego, M. San Miguel, and R. Toral, “Self-Similar Domain Growth, Localized Structures, and labyrinthine Patterns in Vectorial Kerr Resonators,” Phys. Rev. E. 61, 2241 (2000).
[Crossref]

V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, I. Pérez-Arjona, F. Silva, G.J. de Valcárcel, and E. Roldán, “Vectorial Kerr-cavity Solitons,” Opt. Lett. 25, 957 (2000).
[Crossref]

B. Schäpers, M. Feldmann, T. Ackemann, and W. Lange, “Interaction of localized structures in an optical pattern forming system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 748 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V.B. Taranenko, I. Ganne, R. Kuszelewicz, and C.O. Weiss, “Patterns and localized structures in bistable semiconductor resonators,” Phys. Rev. A 61, 063818 (2000).
[Crossref]

1998 (3)

K. Staliunas and V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo, “Spatial-Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators,” Phys. Rev. A 57, 1454 (1998).
[Crossref]

G. Slekys, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial Solitons in Optical Photorefractive Oscillators with saturable Absorber,” Opt. Commun. 149, 113 (1998).
[Crossref]

V. B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C. O. Weiss, “Pattern Formation and Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Mixing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2236 (1998).
[Crossref]

1997 (2)

S. Trillo, M. Haelterman, and A. Sheppard, “Stable Topological Spatial Solitons in Optical Parametric Oscillators,” Opt. Lett. 22, 970 (1997).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

V.B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial soliton laser: localized structures in a laser with a saturable absorber in a self-imaging resonator,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 1582 (1997).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

M. Tlidi, P. Mandel, and R. Lefever, “Localized structures and localized patterns in optical bistability,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 640 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1990 (2)

G.S. McDonald and W.J. Firth, “Spatial solitary wave optical memory,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1328 (1990).
[Crossref]

P. Coullet, J. Lega, B. Houchmanzadeh, and J. Lajzerowicz, “Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1352 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

1988 (1)

N.N. Rosanov and G.V. Khodova, “Autosolitons in bistable interferometers,” Opt. Spectrosc. 65, 449 (1988).

Ackemann, T.

B. Schäpers, M. Feldmann, T. Ackemann, and W. Lange, “Interaction of localized structures in an optical pattern forming system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 748 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ahlers, F.-J.

V.B. Taranenko, F.-J. Ahlers, and K. Pierz, “Coherent switching of semiconductor resonator solitons,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 75 (2002).
[Crossref]

Balle, S.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Barland, S.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Brambilla, M.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Coullet, P.

P. Coullet, J. Lega, B. Houchmanzadeh, and J. Lajzerowicz, “Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1352 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

de Valcárcel, G. J.

A. Esteban-Martín, V. B. Taranenko, J. García, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, “Controlled observation of a nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch transition in a nonlinear optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to appear); also at http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.PS/0411048.
[PubMed]

de Valcárcel, G.J.

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, I. Pérez-Arjona, F. Silva, G.J. de Valcárcel, and E. Roldán, “Vectorial Kerr-cavity Solitons,” Opt. Lett. 25, 957 (2000).
[Crossref]

Esteban-Martín, A.

Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Esteban-Martín, V. B. Taranenko, J. García, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, “Controlled observation of a nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch transition in a nonlinear optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to appear); also at http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.PS/0411048.
[PubMed]

Feldmann, M.

B. Schäpers, M. Feldmann, T. Ackemann, and W. Lange, “Interaction of localized structures in an optical pattern forming system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 748 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Firth, W.J.

Gallego, R.

R. Gallego, M. San Miguel, and R. Toral, “Self-Similar Domain Growth, Localized Structures, and labyrinthine Patterns in Vectorial Kerr Resonators,” Phys. Rev. E. 61, 2241 (2000).
[Crossref]

Ganne, I.

V.B. Taranenko, I. Ganne, R. Kuszelewicz, and C.O. Weiss, “Patterns and localized structures in bistable semiconductor resonators,” Phys. Rev. A 61, 063818 (2000).
[Crossref]

García, J.

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Esteban-Martín, V. B. Taranenko, J. García, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, “Controlled observation of a nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch transition in a nonlinear optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to appear); also at http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.PS/0411048.
[PubMed]

García-Monreal, J.

Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
[Crossref]

Giudici, M.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Haelterman, M.

Houchmanzadeh, B.

P. Coullet, J. Lega, B. Houchmanzadeh, and J. Lajzerowicz, “Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1352 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Jaeger, R.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Khodova, G.V.

N.N. Rosanov and G.V. Khodova, “Autosolitons in bistable interferometers,” Opt. Spectrosc. 65, 449 (1988).

Knoedl, T.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Kuszelewicz, R.

V.B. Taranenko, I. Ganne, R. Kuszelewicz, and C.O. Weiss, “Patterns and localized structures in bistable semiconductor resonators,” Phys. Rev. A 61, 063818 (2000).
[Crossref]

Lajzerowicz, J.

P. Coullet, J. Lega, B. Houchmanzadeh, and J. Lajzerowicz, “Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1352 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lange, W.

B. Schäpers, M. Feldmann, T. Ackemann, and W. Lange, “Interaction of localized structures in an optical pattern forming system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 748 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Larionova, Y.

Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
[Crossref]

Lefever, R.

M. Tlidi, P. Mandel, and R. Lefever, “Localized structures and localized patterns in optical bistability,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 640 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lega, J.

P. Coullet, J. Lega, B. Houchmanzadeh, and J. Lajzerowicz, “Breaking chirality in nonequilibrium systems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 65, 1352 (1990).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lugiato, L.A.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Maggipinto, T.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mandel, P.

M. Tlidi, P. Mandel, and R. Lefever, “Localized structures and localized patterns in optical bistability,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 640 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

P. Mandel, Theoretical Problems in Cavity Nonlinear Optics, (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1997).
[Crossref]

McDonald, G.S.

Millerk, M.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Pérez-Arjona, I.

Peschel, U.

Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
[Crossref]

Pierz, K.

V.B. Taranenko, F.-J. Ahlers, and K. Pierz, “Coherent switching of semiconductor resonator solitons,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 75 (2002).
[Crossref]

Roldán, E.

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, I. Pérez-Arjona, F. Silva, G.J. de Valcárcel, and E. Roldán, “Vectorial Kerr-cavity Solitons,” Opt. Lett. 25, 957 (2000).
[Crossref]

Roldán, Eugenio

A. Esteban-Martín, V. B. Taranenko, J. García, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, “Controlled observation of a nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch transition in a nonlinear optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to appear); also at http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.PS/0411048.
[PubMed]

Rosanov, N.N.

N.N. Rosanov and G.V. Khodova, “Autosolitons in bistable interferometers,” Opt. Spectrosc. 65, 449 (1988).

San Miguel, M.

R. Gallego, M. San Miguel, and R. Toral, “Self-Similar Domain Growth, Localized Structures, and labyrinthine Patterns in Vectorial Kerr Resonators,” Phys. Rev. E. 61, 2241 (2000).
[Crossref]

Sánchez-Morcillo, V. J.

K. Staliunas and V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo, “Spatial-Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators,” Phys. Rev. A 57, 1454 (1998).
[Crossref]

Sánchez-Morcillo, V.J.

V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, I. Pérez-Arjona, F. Silva, G.J. de Valcárcel, and E. Roldán, “Vectorial Kerr-cavity Solitons,” Opt. Lett. 25, 957 (2000).
[Crossref]

K. Staliunas and V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optical Resonators, (Springer, Berlín, 2003).

Schäpers, B.

B. Schäpers, M. Feldmann, T. Ackemann, and W. Lange, “Interaction of localized structures in an optical pattern forming system,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 85, 748 (2000).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sheppard, A.

Silva, F.

Slekys, G.

G. Slekys, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial Solitons in Optical Photorefractive Oscillators with saturable Absorber,” Opt. Commun. 149, 113 (1998).
[Crossref]

Spinelli, L.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Staliunas, K.

V. B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C. O. Weiss, “Pattern Formation and Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Mixing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2236 (1998).
[Crossref]

G. Slekys, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial Solitons in Optical Photorefractive Oscillators with saturable Absorber,” Opt. Commun. 149, 113 (1998).
[Crossref]

K. Staliunas and V. J. Sánchez-Morcillo, “Spatial-Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Oscillators,” Phys. Rev. A 57, 1454 (1998).
[Crossref]

V.B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial soliton laser: localized structures in a laser with a saturable absorber in a self-imaging resonator,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 1582 (1997).
[Crossref]

K. Staliunas and V.J. Sánchez-Morcillo, Transverse Patterns in Nonlinear Optical Resonators, (Springer, Berlín, 2003).

Taranenko, V. B.

V. B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C. O. Weiss, “Pattern Formation and Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Mixing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2236 (1998).
[Crossref]

A. Esteban-Martín, V. B. Taranenko, J. García, G. J. de Valcárcel, and Eugenio Roldán, “Controlled observation of a nonequilibrium Ising-Bloch transition in a nonlinear optical cavity,” Phys. Rev. Lett. (to appear); also at http://arxiv.org/abs/nlin.PS/0411048.
[PubMed]

Taranenko, V.B.

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

V.B. Taranenko, F.-J. Ahlers, and K. Pierz, “Coherent switching of semiconductor resonator solitons,” Appl. Phys. B 75, 75 (2002).
[Crossref]

V.B. Taranenko, I. Ganne, R. Kuszelewicz, and C.O. Weiss, “Patterns and localized structures in bistable semiconductor resonators,” Phys. Rev. A 61, 063818 (2000).
[Crossref]

V.B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial soliton laser: localized structures in a laser with a saturable absorber in a self-imaging resonator,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 1582 (1997).
[Crossref]

Tissoni, G.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Tlidi, M.

M. Tlidi, P. Mandel, and R. Lefever, “Localized structures and localized patterns in optical bistability,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 73, 640 (1994).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Toral, R.

R. Gallego, M. San Miguel, and R. Toral, “Self-Similar Domain Growth, Localized Structures, and labyrinthine Patterns in Vectorial Kerr Resonators,” Phys. Rev. E. 61, 2241 (2000).
[Crossref]

Tredicce, J.R.

S. Barland, J.R. Tredicce, M. Brambilla, L.A. Lugiato, S. Balle, M. Giudici, T. Maggipinto, L. Spinelli, G. Tissoni, T. Knoedl, M. Millerk, and R. Jaeger, “Cavity solitons as pixels in semiconductor microcavities,” Nature 419, 699 (2002).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Trillo, S.

Weiss, C. O.

V. B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C. O. Weiss, “Pattern Formation and Localized Structures in Degenerate Optical Parametric Mixing,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 81, 2236 (1998).
[Crossref]

Weiss, C.O.

Y. Larionova, U. Peschel, A. Esteban-Martín, J. García-Monreal, and C.O. Weiss, “Ising and Bloch walls of phase domains in two-dimensional parametric wave mixing,” Phys. Rev. A 69, 033803 (2004).
[Crossref]

A. Esteban-Martín, J. García, E. Roldán, V.B. Taranenko, G.J. de Valcárcel, and C.O. Weiss, “Experimental approach to transverse wavenumber selection in cavity nonlinear optics,” Phys. Rev A 69, 033816 (2004).
[Crossref]

V.B. Taranenko, I. Ganne, R. Kuszelewicz, and C.O. Weiss, “Patterns and localized structures in bistable semiconductor resonators,” Phys. Rev. A 61, 063818 (2000).
[Crossref]

G. Slekys, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial Solitons in Optical Photorefractive Oscillators with saturable Absorber,” Opt. Commun. 149, 113 (1998).
[Crossref]

V.B. Taranenko, K. Staliunas, and C.O. Weiss, “Spatial soliton laser: localized structures in a laser with a saturable absorber in a self-imaging resonator,” Phys. Rev. A 56, 1582 (1997).
[Crossref]

Appl. Phys. B (1)

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Figures (7)

Fig. 1.
Fig. 1.

Schematic representation of one-dimensional phase (upper row) and amplitude (bottom) cavity solitons. The field amplitude is denoted by u (assumed to be real for simplicity). The transverse spatial coordinates are (x,y). Phase solitons (domain walls) connect two states with equal amplitude but opposite phase: they are heteroclinic connections. Amplitude solitons connect the same state (homoclinic connection) by making an excursion to another state. Right column: Density plot of the solitons intensity u 2 on the transverse plane showing that domain walls show up as dark lines.

Fig. 2.
Fig. 2.

Sketch of the experimental setup (the same as in [20] but for the beam injection): Degenerate four-wave-mixing BaTiO3 photorefractive oscillator. PM1 and M, are the cavity plane mirrors. There are four intracavity lenses L1 (focal length f) arranged in near self-imaging configuration. D is an iris (or a slit) diaphragm D. The cavity length is actively stabilized and tuned by means of the piezo-mirror PM1. The mechanical shutter admits for a while a sharply focused (by lens L2) injection beam into the cavity for local illumination of a small area of the crystal. The phase of the injected beam is controlled by piezo-moveable mirror PM2.. The active stabilizaton mechanism is not shown, see [20] for more details.

Fig. 3.
Fig. 3.

Experimental demonstration of writing (left column), erasing (central column) and locating (right column) of a double DW structure. Initial stable homogeneous state (a) and double DW structure (d), injection of writing (b) and erasing (e) laser beams, final double DW structure (c) and homogeneous state (f) persistent after the writing/erasing beam is blocked. Location and pinning of double DW at fixed positions of the cross section (g), (h) and (i) by writing laser pulses addressed at different places. The horizontal dimension is 1.6 mm

Fig. 4.
Fig. 4.

Annihilation of closely located DWs giving experimental evidence for the existence of a critical equilibrium distance between two DWs. If the second double DW structure is injected too close to the first one, the interaction produces the annihilation of the inner walls (right column). Nevertheless, if the distance is large enough, the writing of the second DW is allowed and the double DW remains static (left column).

Fig. 5.
Fig. 5.

Shift of double DW occurred in an amplitude gradient created by the external focused beam coaxially injected into the cavity and illuminate permanently small area of the cross section near left DW (a).

Fig. 6.
Fig. 6.

Switching off individual domains (double-DW structures) in DW clusters with the erasing laser pulses aimed at different places. Initial (a) 4-DW cluster and (e) 6-DW cluster. DW structures after switching off the central (b, f), right (c, d) and left domain (d, h).

Fig. 7.
Fig. 7.

Static Ising-type DWs (left) and moving Bloch-type DWs (right). Time runs from top to bottom in 5 s steps.

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