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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 16 — Aug. 15, 2010
  • pp: 2723–2725

Extracting photon periodic orbits from spontaneous emission spectra in laterally confined vertically emitted cavities

Yung-Fu Chen, Yan-Ting Yu, Yu-Jen Huang, Po-Yi Chiang, Kuan-Wei Su, and Kai-Feng Huang  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 16, pp. 2723-2725 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.002723


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Abstract

We report our observation of the signature of photon periodic orbits in the spontaneous emission spectra of large-aperture vertical-cavity surface-emitting lasers (VCSELs). The high-resolution measurement clearly demonstrates that over a thousand cavity modes with a narrow linewidth can be perfectly exhibited in the spontaneous emission spectrum just below the lasing threshold. The Fourier-transformed spectrum is analyzed to confirm that the spontaneous emission spectra of large-aperture VCSELs can be exploited to analogously investigate the energy spectra of the 2D quantum billiards.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.5960) Lasers and laser optics : Semiconductor lasers
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

History
Original Manuscript: March 22, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 16, 2010
Published: August 10, 2010

Citation
Yung-Fu Chen, Yan-Ting Yu, Yu-Jen Huang, Po-Yi Chiang, Kuan-Wei Su, and Kai-Feng Huang, "Extracting photon periodic orbits from spontaneous emission spectra in laterally confined vertically emitted cavities," Opt. Lett. 35, 2723-2725 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-16-2723

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