12 September 2014 Single mode PT symmetric large area lasers
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We experimentally demonstrate single longitudinal mode operation in microring laser using the concept of PT symmetry. A PT-symmetric coupled resonator arrangement can considerably enhance the maximum achievable gain of single mode microring cavity. The method is broadband thus work well for inhomogenously broadened gain mediums. It doesn’t rely on any additional component to ensure its mode selective performance, and it is robust with respect to fabrication inaccuracies. This result may pave the way for a novel way of designing integrated laser sources based on PT symmetry.
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Hossein Hodaei, Hossein Hodaei, Mohammad-Ali Miri, Mohammad-Ali Miri, Matthias Heinrich, Matthias Heinrich, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Demetrios N. Christodoulides, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, Mercedeh Khajavikhan, "Single mode PT symmetric large area lasers", Proc. SPIE 9162, Active Photonic Materials VI, 91621Q (12 September 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2061923; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2061923

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