Stable Oscillations of a Spatially Chaotic Wave Function in a Microstadium Laser

Takahisa Harayama, Peter Davis, Kensuke S. Ikeda

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Laser action on a single spatially chaotic wave function is obtained as a final stable state in a nonlinear dynamical model of a stadium shaped resonant cavity with an active medium. The stable single-mode lasing state corresponds to a particular metastable resonance of the cavity which wins a competition among multiple modes with positive net linear gain and has a distinct lasing threshold.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes


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