Mode competitions and dynamical frequency pulling in Mie nanolasers: 3D ab-initio Maxwell-Bloch computations

Andrea Fratalocchi*, C. Conti, G. Ruocco

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Abstract

We investigate the process of light matter interaction in a spherical Mie nanolaser. We derive a rigorous theory based on a three dimensional vector set of Maxwell-Bloch equations and solve the resulting equations through a parallel Finite-Difference Time-Domain Maxwell-Bloch (FDTD-MB) code. Our results predicts a rich physical scenario, ranging from nontrivial vectorial energy matter interplay in the pre-lasing regime to mode competitions and dynamical frequency pulling phenomena. Application of these effects could favor the realization of largely-tunable, nonlinearly controlled nanolaser devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8342-8349
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Express
Volume16
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 9 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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