Nonlinear whispering-gallery modes in a microellipse cavity

Satoshi Sunada*, Takahisa Harayama, Kensuke S. Ikeda

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


We study theoretically the effect of deformed microelliptical cavities on lasing characteristics. We show that the transition of stationary lasing states from unidirectional rotational waves to a mixture of clockwise and anticlockwise rotational waves occurs when the shape of a disk is deformed to that of an ellipse.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)718-720
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


Dive into the research topics of 'Nonlinear whispering-gallery modes in a microellipse cavity'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this