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Strong mode coupling, bistable lasing, and switching mode dynamics in twin coupled microcavities
Author(s): S. V. Zhukovsky; D. N. Chigrin; A. V. Lavrinenko; J. Kroha
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Paper Abstract

Bistable lasing in twin coupled microcavities is demonstrated analytically and numerically, underlying a new principle of a multiple-wavelength microlaser where the lasing wavelength is switched by locking into the desired mode in a multimode resonator. The bistability appears due to an interplay between coherent and incoherent mode interaction processes, assisted by similarity between the spatial intensity distribution of the modes in the gain region. The wavelength switching dynamics in a model system of twin defects in a photonic crystal is explained on the basis of the theoretical analysis presented.

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Date Published: 17 July 2007
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6725, ICONO 2007: Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics, 67250R (17 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.750094
Show Author Affiliations
S. V. Zhukovsky, Univ. Bonn (Germany)
D. N. Chigrin, Univ. Bonn (Germany)
A. V. Lavrinenko, Technical Univ. of Denmark (Denmark)
J. Kroha, Univ. Bonn (Germany)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6725:
ICONO 2007: Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics
Yuri Kivshar; Nikolay Rosanov, Editor(s)

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