Resonant periodic-gain surface-emitting semiconductor lasers and correlated emission in a ring cavity. Academic Article uri icon


  • A semiclassical theory of a resonant periodic-gain (half-wave spatially periodic-gain segments) laser in the context of a semiconductor medium is presented using an oversimplified picture. Terms arise in the polarization of this periodic-gain medium that lead to enhanced light-matter interaction, doubling the gain coefficient, and enhancing mode-pulling effects. Discussion of the physical processes is extended to include a comparison with the ring-cavity correlated-emission laser, which also utilizes a periodic-gain medium and exhibits a vanishing phase fluctuation between the degenerate counterpropagating modes. A simple physical picture of radiations from a half-wave-periodic, radiating dipole array illustrates the common mechanism and important relationship between these lasers. 1991 The American Physical Society.

published proceedings

  • Phys Rev A

author list (cited authors)

  • Raja, M. Y., Brueck, S. R., Scully, M. O., & Lee, C.

citation count

  • 11

complete list of authors

  • Raja, MY||Brueck, SR||Scully, MO||Lee, C

publication date

  • October 1991