Asymmetric Stationary Lasing Patterns in 2D Symmetric Microcavities

Takahisa Harayama, Takehiro Fukushima, Satoshi Sunada, Kensuke S. Ikeda

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Locking of two resonance modes of different symmetry classes and different frequencies in 2D resonant microcavity lasers is investigated by using a nonlinear dynamical model. The patterns of stationary lasing states and far fields are asymmetric in spite of the symmetric shape of the resonant microcavity. The corresponding phenomenon is actually observed in the experiment of a 2D semiconductor microcavity laser diode.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Aug 15
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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