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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry van Driel
  • Vol. 28, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2011
  • pp: 483–488

Suppression and hopping of whispering gallery modes in multiple-ring-coupled microcavity lasers

Xingwang Zhang, Hao Li, Xin Tu, Xiang Wu, Liying Liu, and Lei Xu  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 28, Issue 3, pp. 483-488 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.28.000483


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Abstract

We report on single whispering gallery mode lasing generation and hopping in multiple-ring-coupled microcavities. A side-mode-suppression ratio (SMSR) of 28 dB is obtained in a four-ring-coupled cavity laser, and the ratio of the side- and main-mode lasing threshold ( I s th / I th ) is as large as 2.5. Both of the values are obviously higher than that of a two-ring-coupled cavity laser. We also find that the single-laser mode hops in steps of the mode spacing when the temperature of the coupled microcavity changes gradually. The mechanisms of side-mode suppression and mode hopping are investigated experimentally and theoretically.

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OCIS Codes
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: September 9, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 11, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2010
Published: February 24, 2011

Citation
Xingwang Zhang, Hao Li, Xin Tu, Xiang Wu, Liying Liu, and Lei Xu, "Suppression and hopping of whispering gallery modes in multiple-ring-coupled microcavity lasers," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 483-488 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-28-3-483

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