Lasing emission from stable and unstable modes of deformed GaN microdisks

Hakan E. Tureci, Nathan B. Rex, Harald G.L. Schwefel, Richard K. Chang, A. Douglas Stone

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Data from GaN micro-disk lasers at various deformations, where the lasing modes are found to be based on distinct perioidic ray orbits (PROs), but with varying stabilites is reported. The quadrupolar-deformed laser (QD) at ε=0.12 analyzed in detail is found to lase on unstable triangular PROs, which strike the boundary near the critical angle. In case of the hexa-decapolar deformed laser (Q-HD), it is shown that one and the same PRO is responsible for lasing over a wide range of deformations, although it undergoes a stable-to-unstable transition in that range.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes
EventQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002 - Long Beach, CA, United States
Duration: May 19 2002May 24 2002


OtherQuantum Electronics and Laser Science (QELS) 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLong Beach, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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