Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2014

Abstract

Using a pair of coupled RLC cavities we experimentally demonstrate that amplification action can be tamed by a spatially inhomogeneous gain. Under specific conditions we observe the counterintuitive phenomenon of stabilization of the system even when the overall gain provided is increased. This behavior is directly related to lasing shutdown via asymmetric pumping, recently proposed in M. Liertzer et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 173901 (2012)]. The analysis of other simple systems reveals the universal nature of the lasing shutdown phenomenon as having its roots in managing impedance matching.

Comments

© 2014 American Physical Society. Original published version available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.89.043842

Publication Title

Physical Review A

DOI

10.1103/PhysRevA.89.043842

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