17 July 2007 Strong mode coupling, bistable lasing, and switching mode dynamics in twin coupled microcavities
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Proceedings Volume 6725, ICONO 2007: Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics; 67250R (2007); doi: 10.1117/12.750094
Event: The International Conference on Coherent and Nonlinear Optics, 2007, Minsk, Belarus
Abstract
Bistable lasing in twin coupled microcavities is demonstrated analytically and numerically, underlying a new principle of a multiple-wavelength microlaser where the lasing wavelength is switched by locking into the desired mode in a multimode resonator. The bistability appears due to an interplay between coherent and incoherent mode interaction processes, assisted by similarity between the spatial intensity distribution of the modes in the gain region. The wavelength switching dynamics in a model system of twin defects in a photonic crystal is explained on the basis of the theoretical analysis presented.
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S. V. Zhukovsky, D. N. Chigrin, A. V. Lavrinenko, J. Kroha, "Strong mode coupling, bistable lasing, and switching mode dynamics in twin coupled microcavities", Proc. SPIE 6725, ICONO 2007: Nonlinear Space-Time Dynamics, 67250R (17 July 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.750094; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.750094
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Switching

Resonators

Bistability

Optical microcavities

Laser resonators

Polarization

Finite-difference time-domain method

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