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  • Vol. 27, Iss. 10 — May. 15, 2002
  • pp: 824–826

Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser transition and laser action on scar modes in semiconductor diode lasers with deformed resonators

Claire Gmachl, Evgueni E. Narimanov, Federico Capasso, James N. Baillargeon, and Alfred Y. Cho  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 27, Issue 10, pp. 824-826 (2002)

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Measurements of the optical spectra of semiconductor injection lasers with deformed cylinder resonators show strong indications of the classical Kolmogorov–Arnold–Moser transition from integrability to chaos for devices with small deformation. At larger deformation, evidence for laser action on scar modes is obtained. The diode lasers operate with TE polarization, resulting in laser action on (partially) chaotic whispering-gallery modes for all deformations.

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OCIS Codes
(140.1540) Lasers and laser optics : Chaos
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers

Claire Gmachl, Evgueni E. Narimanov, Federico Capasso, James N. Baillargeon, and Alfred Y. Cho, "Kolmogorov-Arnold-Moser transition and laser action on scar modes in semiconductor diode lasers with deformed resonators," Opt. Lett. 27, 824-826 (2002)

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