We fabricated and tested an unstrained GaAs single-quantumwell microlaser which has a two-dimensional cavity shape known as the Penrose unilluminable room. The cavity exhibits quasi-one-dimensional modes, namely axial, diamond-shaped, and V-shaped modes. In contrast to previous observations of TE-polarized emission in GaAs microlasers, we observed TM-polarized emission. We explain this observation as being the result of lasing of the diamond-shaped modes whose incident angle at the cavity interface is very close to the Brewster angle.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics