Topological insight into the non-Arrhenius mode hopping of semiconductor ring lasers

Beri, S., Gelens, L., Mestre, M., Van der Sande, G., Verschaffelt, G., Scire, A., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M. and Danckaert, J. (2008) Topological insight into the non-Arrhenius mode hopping of semiconductor ring lasers. Physical Review Letters, 101(9), 093903. (doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.10.093903)

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Abstract

We investigate both theoretically and experimentally the stochastic switching between two counter-propagating lasing modes of a semiconductor ring laser. Experimentally, the residence time distribution cannot be described by a simple one-parameter Arrhenius exponential law and reveals the presence of two different mode-hop scenarios with distinct time scales. In order to elucidate the origin of these two time scales, we propose a topological approach based on a two-dimensional dynamical system

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:CAVITY semiconductor ring laser STOCHASTIC RESONANCE SYSTEM
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Mezosi, Mr Gabor and Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Beri, S., Gelens, L., Mestre, M., Van der Sande, G., Verschaffelt, G., Scire, A., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M., and Danckaert, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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