Ray-wave correspondence in limaçon-shaped semiconductor microcavities

Susumu Shinohara, Martina Hentschel, Jan Wiersig, Takahiko Sasaki, Takahisa Harayama

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The limaçon-shaped semiconductor microcavity is a ray-chaotic cavity sustaining low-loss modes with mostly unidirectional emission patterns. Investigating these modes systematically, we show that the modes correspond to ray description collectively rather than individually. In addition, we present experimental data on multimode lasing emission patterns that show high unidirectionality and closely agree with the ray description. The origin of this agreement is well explained by the collective correspondence mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Article number031801
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Sep 3
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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