Abstract

We demonstrate numerically a two-dimensional threefold storage scheme based on different types of solitary waves in the transmitted field of a semiconductor planar resonator. Switching between among different solitary waves can be achieved by use of a weak incoherent switching beam.

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D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. A 56, R3366 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

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W. J. Firth and A. J. Scroggie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1623 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, and M. Stefani, Europhys. Lett. 34, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

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F. Lederer, T. Peschel, and U. Peschel, Pure Appl. Opt. 2, 635 (1993).
[CrossRef]

1990 (1)

1986 (1)

L. Banayi and S. W. Koch, Z. Phys. B 63, 283 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Banayi, L.

L. Banayi and S. W. Koch, Z. Phys. B 63, 283 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Brambilla, M.

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, and M. Stefani, Europhys. Lett. 34, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Firth, W. J.

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. J. Firth and A. J. Scroggie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1623 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Khodova, G. V.

Koch, S. W.

L. Banayi and S. W. Koch, Z. Phys. B 63, 283 (1986).
[CrossRef]

Lederer, F.

D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. A 56, R3366 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F. Lederer, T. Peschel, and U. Peschel, Pure Appl. Opt. 2, 635 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Lugiato, L. A.

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, and M. Stefani, Europhys. Lett. 34, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Michaelis, D.

D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. A 56, R3366 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Peschel, T.

F. Lederer, T. Peschel, and U. Peschel, Pure Appl. Opt. 2, 635 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Peschel, U.

D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. A 56, R3366 (1997).
[CrossRef]

F. Lederer, T. Peschel, and U. Peschel, Pure Appl. Opt. 2, 635 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Prati, F.

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Rosanov, N. N.

Scroggie, A. J.

W. J. Firth and A. J. Scroggie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1623 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Spinelli, L.

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Stefani, M.

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, and M. Stefani, Europhys. Lett. 34, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

Europhys. Lett. (1)

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, and M. Stefani, Europhys. Lett. 34, 109 (1996).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B (1)

Phys. Rev. A (1)

D. Michaelis, U. Peschel, and F. Lederer, Phys. Rev. A 56, R3366 (1997).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (2)

M. Brambilla, L. A. Lugiato, F. Prati, L. Spinelli, and W. J. Firth, Phys. Rev. Lett. 79, 2042 (1997).
[CrossRef]

W. J. Firth and A. J. Scroggie, Phys. Rev. Lett. 76, 1623 (1996).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Pure Appl. Opt. (1)

F. Lederer, T. Peschel, and U. Peschel, Pure Appl. Opt. 2, 635 (1993).
[CrossRef]

Z. Phys. B (1)

L. Banayi and S. W. Koch, Z. Phys. B 63, 283 (1986).
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Figures (3)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

CPW hystersis of the transmitted field versus the incident holding intensity: vertical line, holding beam intensity of the following simulations; parameters: Tr=1000, Ld=1, Δ=3.6, EPhoton=0.99×EGap.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Multistable solitary waves with the same parameters as in Fig.  1 and uin2=0.04395 (corresponding to an intensity of 3 kW/cm2.)

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Soliton switching: surface plot, cross section of a two-dimensional simulation of the transmitted intensity of the holding field; contour plot, spatiotemporal profile of the switching beam; inset, power evolution of the holding and switching fields. The peak power levels of the switching beam for the switching processes correspond to 0.95, 3, 2, and 0.35  mW, the same parameters as in Fig.  2.

Equations (3)

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iT+2X2+2Y2+Δh+i+αχhNLN×uX, Y, T=uinX, Y, T,
ν=νin/ΔSW+i,
T+1Tr-LD2Tr2X2+2Y2NX, Y, T=ImχhNuX, Y, T2+ImχSWNνX, Y, T2.

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