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Designing Better Spiral Microlasers

Patricia Daukantas

A theoretical analysis suggests that tiny disk-shaped laser, sized in the micrometer regime, could give off directional, rather than uniform, illumination.

Scatterings imageLow-Q cavity state oscillation.

Tiny disk-shaped lasers, sized in the micrometer regime, could someday play an important role in optical computing, but only if they can give off directional, rather than uniform, illumination. A recent theoretical analysis clarifies a design that could create the desired effect (Opt. Lett. 34, 163).

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Publish Date: 01 April 2009


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