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

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Article number011101
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jan 2008


  • micromechanical resonators
  • optical delay lines
  • optical solitons

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