Signature of Wave Chaos in Spectral Characteristics of Microcavity Lasers

Satoshi Sunada, Susumu Shinohara, Takehiro Fukushima, Takahisa Harayama

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    Abstract

    We report an experimental investigation on the spectra of fully chaotic and nonchaotic microcavity lasers under continuous-wave operating conditions. It is found that fully chaotic microcavity lasers operate in single mode, whereas nonchaotic microcavity lasers operate in multimode. The suppression of multimode lasing for fully chaotic microcavity lasers is explained by large spatial overlaps of the resonance wave functions that spread throughout the two-dimensional cavity due to the ergodicity of chaotic ray orbits.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number203903
    JournalPhysical Review Letters
    Volume116
    Issue number20
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2016 May 20

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    Signature of Wave Chaos in Spectral Characteristics of Microcavity Lasers. / Sunada, Satoshi; Shinohara, Susumu; Fukushima, Takehiro; Harayama, Takahisa.

    In: Physical Review Letters, Vol. 116, No. 20, 203903, 20.05.2016.

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    Sunada, Satoshi ; Shinohara, Susumu ; Fukushima, Takehiro ; Harayama, Takahisa. / Signature of Wave Chaos in Spectral Characteristics of Microcavity Lasers. In: Physical Review Letters. 2016 ; Vol. 116, No. 20.
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