We show that the wavelength selection of flower-like patterns near the threshold of wide-aperture lasers (e.g. VCSELs) is governed not only by the detuning, but also by spatial inhomogeneities, e.g. of the pump profile.
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I. V. Babushkin, N. A. Loiko, and T. Ackemann, "Influence of inhomogeneities on wavelength selection of flower-like patterns in wide-aperture lasers," in Nonlinear Guided Waves and Their Applications, Technical Digest on CD (Optical Society of America, 2004), paper TuC38.
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