Signature of ray chaos in quasibound wave functions for a stadium-shaped dielectric cavity

Susumu Shinohara, Takahisa Harayama

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Light emission from a dielectric cavity with a stadium shape is studied in both ray and wave models. For a passive cavity mode with low loss, a remarkable correspondence is found between the phase space representation of a quasibound wave function and its counterpart distribution in the ray model. This result provides additional and more direct evidence for good ray-wave correspondence in low-loss modes previously observed at the level of far-field emission pattern comparisons.

Original languageEnglish
Article number036216
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Mar 26
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Mathematical Physics

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