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

by Beri, S., Gelens, L., Mestre, M., Van der Sande, G., Verschaffelt, G., Scirè, A., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M. and Danckaert, J.
Abstract:
We investigate both theoretically and experimentally the stochastic switching between two counterpropagating 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.
Reference:
Topological insight into the non-Arrhenius mode hopping of semiconductor ring lasers Beri, S., Gelens, L., Mestre, M., Van der Sande, G., Verschaffelt, G., Scirè, A., Mezosi, G., Sorel, M. and Danckaert, J., Physical Review Letters, volume 101, pp. 093903, 2008.
Bibtex Entry:
@article{beri_topological_2008,
	title = {Topological {insight} into the {non}-{Arrhenius} {mode} {hopping} of {semiconductor} {ring} {lasers}},
	volume = {101},
	url = {http://link.aps.org/doi/10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.093903},
	doi = {10.1103/PhysRevLett.101.093903},
	abstract = {We investigate both theoretically and experimentally the stochastic switching between two counterpropagating 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.},
	number = {9},
	urldate = {2016-11-07},
	journal = {Physical Review Letters},
	author = {Beri, S. and Gelens, L. and Mestre, M. and Van der Sande, G. and Verschaffelt, G. and Scirè, A. and Mezosi, G. and Sorel, M. and Danckaert, J.},
	month = aug,
	year = {2008},
	pages = {093903},
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}