Nonlinear whispering-gallery modes in a microellipse cavity

Satoshi Sunada, Takahisa Harayama, Kensuke S. Ikeda

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We study theoretically the effect of deformed microelliptical cavities on lasing characteristics. We show that the transition of stationary lasing states from unidirectional rotational waves to a mixture of clockwise and anticlockwise rotational waves occurs when the shape of a disk is deformed to that of an ellipse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-720
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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