Anticorrelated bidirectional output of quasistadium-shaped semiconductor microlasers

Susumu Shinohara, Takehiro Fukushima, Satoshi Sunada, Takahisa Harayama, Kenichi Arai, Kazuyuki Yoshimura

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Time-domain properties of the output from quasistadium-shaped microcavity semiconductor lasers are studied. Ring modes generating a bidirectional output are selectively excited by partial pumping. We observe a high anticorrelation between the two beams output from the ring modes. This can be considered as the generalization of alternate oscillations reported previously. We find that the outputs exhibit a robust slow modulation of 4-10 MHz, and explain it by the quasi-degeneracy of the resonator modes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-116
Number of pages4
JournalOptical Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Mar
Externally publishedYes



  • bidirectional output
  • nonlinear dynamics
  • resonator modes
  • two-dimensional laser diodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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