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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 26 — Dec. 30, 2013
  • pp: 32508–32515

Chaos-assisted tunneling in a deformed microcavity laser

Myung-Woon Kim, Sunghwan Rim, Chang-Hwan Yi, and Chil-Min Kim  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 26, pp. 32508-32515 (2013)

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We investigate the impact of local dynamics on chaos-assisted tunneling in a highly deformed microcavity whose classical ray dynamics exhibits a small measure of trapezoidal-shaped orbit (TSO) stability islands in a main chaotic sea. These two classically completely decomposed regions in phase space can support resonance modes of their own respectively. Using numerical ray and wave analyses, we show that the emission characteristics of the TSO resonance mode are determined by local ray dynamics near TSO islands. The emission characteristics of the other high-Q resonance modes, on the other hand, are governed by usual ray-wave correspondence. We experimentally demonstrate that the TSO emission mode can be lased without selective excitations by devising a half-moon shaped highly deformed cavity. And we also show that the emission characteristics of the TSO lasing modes are well explained by numerical ray and wave analyses.

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OCIS Codes
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(240.7040) Optics at surfaces : Tunneling
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: August 8, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: November 27, 2013
Published: December 23, 2013

Myung-Woon Kim, Sunghwan Rim, Chang-Hwan Yi, and Chil-Min Kim, "Chaos-assisted tunneling in a deformed microcavity laser," Opt. Express 21, 32508-32515 (2013)

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