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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 21116–21134

Full frequency-domain approach to reciprocal microlasers and nanolasers–perspective from Lorentz reciprocity

Shu-Wei Chang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 21116-21134 (2011)

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We develop a frequency-domain formulation in the form of generalized eigenvalue problems for reciprocal microlasers and nanolasers. While the goal is to explore the resonance properties of dispersive cavities, the starting point of our approach is the mode expansion of arbitrary current sources inside the active regions of lasers. Due to the Lorentz reciprocity, a mode orthogonality relation is present and serves as the basis to distinguish various cavity modes. This scheme can also incorporate the asymmetric Fano lineshape into the emission spectra of cavities. We show how to obtain the important parameters of laser cavities based on this formulation. The proposed approach could be an alternative to other computation schemes such as the finite-difference-time-domain method for reciprocal cavities.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: September 18, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: September 27, 2011
Published: October 10, 2011

Shu-Wei Chang, "Full frequency-domain approach to reciprocal microlasers and nanolasers–perspective from Lorentz reciprocity," Opt. Express 19, 21116-21134 (2011)

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