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Laser action on "Scar"-modes and KAM-transition to chaos in semiconductor diode lasers with deformed resonators
Author(s): Evgenii E. Narimanov; Claire F. Gmachl; Federico Capasso; James N. Baillargeon; Alfred Y. Cho
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Paper Abstract

Measurements of the optical spectra of semiconductor injection lasers with deformed cylinder resonators show direct and unique signatures of laser action on scar-modes and of the Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser (KAM) transition from integrability to chaos. The diode lasers studied in the present work operate with transverse electric (TE) polarization resulting in laser action on (partially) chaotic whispering gallery modes for all deformations. This observation is in contrast to the stable and quasi-stable, bouncing-ball type bow-tie modes of unipolar semiconductor lasers having the same resonator geometry but emitting with transverse magnetic (TM) polarization.

Paper Details

Date Published: 6 June 2002
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4629, Laser Resonators and Beam Control V, (6 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.469487
Show Author Affiliations
Evgenii E. Narimanov, Princeton Univ. (United States)
Claire F. Gmachl, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Federico Capasso, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
James N. Baillargeon, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)
Alfred Y. Cho, Lucent Technologies/Bell Labs. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4629:
Laser Resonators and Beam Control V
Alexis V. Kudryashov, Editor(s)

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