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Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
San Jose, California United States
May 6-11, 2012
ISBN: 978-1-55752-943-5
Poster Session II (JW4A)

All-optical Control of Transverse Patterns in Planar Semiconductor Microcavities

Nai-Hang Kwong, Ming Ho Luk, Yuen Chi Tse, Pui-Tang Leung, Stefan Schumacher, and Rolf Binder  »View Author Affiliations


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We analyze the selection/switching of instability-induced optical patterns in semiconductor microcavities. Besides realistic calculations, we use a population model and Catastrophe theory to organize our understanding of the patterns’ dynamics.

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OCIS Codes
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos
(190.4380) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics, four-wave mixing
(320.7110) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast nonlinear optics

N. Kwong, M. H. Luk, Y. C. Tse, P. Leung, S. Schumacher, and R. Binder, "All-optical Control of Transverse Patterns in Planar Semiconductor Microcavities," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics 2012, OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2012), paper JW4A.41.

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