Theory and simulations show that active photonic lattices of coupled microlaser arrays support slow coherent optical waves propagating at sound speed (photonic sound) over the array. Numerical results and implications are discussed.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(140.3290) Lasers and laser optics : Laser arrays
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(190.5970) Nonlinear optics : Semiconductor nonlinear optics including MQW
S. Riyopoulos, "Slow "Photonic Sound" Waves on Active Photonic Lattices," in Slow and Fast Light, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper ME9.
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