Unidirectional lasing from a microcavity with a rounded isosceles triangle shape
Kurdoglyan, M.S.; Lee, S.-Y.; Rim, S.; Kim, C.-M.
Optics Letters 29(23): 2758-2760
ISSN/ISBN: 0146-9592 PMID: 15605496 DOI: 10.1364/ol.29.002758
We report that unidirectional lasing emission can be generated from a rounded isosceles triangular microcavity within a low nkD range, where n is the refractive index, k is the vacuum wave number, and D is the characteristic size of the microcavity. It is shown that unidirectional resonance modes have relatively high-Q values and in a nonlinear dynamic model appear as stationary lasing solutions with a low threshold. The formation of a whispering-gallery-type pattern along the rounded part on the symmetry axis is responsible for the unidirectionality of the resonances.