An all-optical delay line based on the lateral drift of cavity solitons in semiconductor microresonators is proposed and experimentally demonstrated. The functionalities of the device proposed as well as its performance is analyzed and compared with recent alternative methods based on the decrease of group velocity in the vicinity of resonances. We show that the current limitations can be overcome using broader devices with tailored material responses.
All-optical delay line using semiconductor cavity solitons
F. Pedaci, S. Barland, E. Caboche, P. Genevet, M. Giudici, J. R. Tredicce, T. Ackemann, A. J. Scroggie, W. J. Firth, G.-L. Oppo, G. Tissoni, R. Jäger; All-optical delay line using semiconductor cavity solitons. Appl. Phys. Lett. 7 January 2008; 92 (1): 011101. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2828458
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