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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 21 — Nov. 1, 2013
  • pp: 4366–4369

Low-power spontaneous oscillations driven by band-filling effect

S. Malaguti, G. Bellanca, and S. Trillo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 21, pp. 4366-4369 (2013)

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We predict that self-sustained oscillations can be generated in a semiconductor nanocavity in which the dominant effect is band-filling dispersion. Linear stability analysis, validated through numerical integration of a mean-field model, leads us to envisage oscillations typically at tens of gigahertz, with onset at much lower input power (100μW) compared with those driven by two-photon absorption.

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OCIS Codes
(190.1450) Nonlinear optics : Bistability
(190.3100) Nonlinear optics : Instabilities and chaos

ToC Category:
Nonlinear Optics

Original Manuscript: August 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: September 17, 2013
Published: October 23, 2013

S. Malaguti, G. Bellanca, and S. Trillo, "Low-power spontaneous oscillations driven by band-filling effect," Opt. Lett. 38, 4366-4369 (2013)

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