High-frequency dynamics of evanescently-coupled nanowire lasers

Adams, M. J. and Jevtics, D. and Strain, M. J. and Henning, I. D. and Hurtado, A. (2019) High-frequency dynamics of evanescently-coupled nanowire lasers. Scientific Reports, 9. 6126. ISSN 2045-2322

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    Abstract

    We analyse the dynamics and conditions for stability in an array of two laterally-coupled nanowire lasers in terms of their separation, difference in resonant frequencies and pumping rate under conditions of weak coupling. We find that the regions of stability are very small and are found close to zero frequency offset between the lasers. Outside these regions various forms of instability including periodic oscillation, chaos and complex dynamics are predicted. Importantly, the analysis of the frequency of periodic oscillations for realistic laser separations and pumping yields values of order 100 GHz thus underlining the significant potential of nanowire laser arrays for ultra-high frequency on-chip systems with very low foot-print and energy requirements.