Nonlinear Dynamics in Semiconductor Lasers - Abstract

Javaloyes, Julien

Cavity light bullets in passively mode-locked semiconductor lasers

We demonstrate the existence of stable three dimensional dissipative localized structures in the output of a laser coupled to a distant saturable absorber. These phase invariant cavity light bullets are individually addressable and can be envisioned for three dimensional optical information storage. An effective theory provides for an intuitive picture and allows to relate their formation to the morphogenesis of static spatial auto-solitons and temporal cellular patterns.