We report a method to control, disrupt, and restore a regime of unidirectional soliton generation in a bidirectionally pumped ring microresonator. This control, i.e., the soliton blockade, is achieved by tuning the pump frequency of the counterrotating field. The blockade effect is correlated with the emergence of a dark–bright nonlinear resonance of cw states.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6446-6449
Number of pages4
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020

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