Three-dimensional ab initio investigation of light-matter interaction in Mie lasers

A. Fratalocchi*, C. Conti, G. Ruocco

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We report on an ab initio investigation of light-matter interactions in a spherical Mie laser. We derive a three-dimensional vector set of Maxwell-Bloch (MB) equations and solve them by the finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) method. Parallel MB-FDTD simulations are employed to study the nonlinear behavior of these nanosized lasers with a varying geometry and different material parameters. The retrieved electromagnetic resonances are consistent with those expected from Mie theory. The lasing regime is characterized by a rich physical scenario, including mode competition and dynamical frequency pulling effects. Application of these dynamics could favor the realization of nonlinearly controlled highly tunable nanolaser devices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013806
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 2 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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