Pattern forming instabilities are observed in optically pumped, phase-coupled VCSEL arrays; global patterns with roll or hexagonal symmetry emerge in the field transverse profile. Simulations on tailored models qualitatively match the observations.
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(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.4420) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, transverse effects in
M. Dabbicco, L. Amato, T. Maggipinto, and M. Brambilla, "Experimental observation of transverse optical patterns in phase-coupled VCSEL arrays," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper MB1.
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