We present theoretical models of two-dimensional ͑2D͒ microcavity lasers. The relation between stationary lasing modes and resonances or metastable states is elucidated for arbitrary shapes of 2D resonant microcavities.
Laser action on a single spatially chaotic wave function is obtained as a final stable state in a nonlinear dynamical model of a stadium shaped resonant cavity with an active medium. The stable single-mode lasing state corresponds to a particular metastable resonance of the cavity which wins a competition among multiple modes with positive net linear gain… (More)
We show that the solution of fully nonlinear lasing equations for stadium cavities exhibits a highly directional emission pattern. This directionality can be well explained by a ray-dynamical model, where the dominant ray-escape dynamics is governed by the unstable manifolds of the unstable short periodic orbits for the stadium cavity. Investigating the… (More)
We study spectral and far-field characteristics of lasing emission from stadium-shaped semiconductor (InGaAsP) microlasers. We demonstrate that the correspondence between a lasing far-field emission pattern and the result of a ray simulation becomes better as the number of lasing modes increases. This phenomenon is reproduced in the wave calculation of the… (More)