Nonlinear Dynamics in Semiconductor Lasers - Abstract

Reitzenstein, Stephan

Nonlinear dynamics in quantum dot micropillar lasers

Quantum dot microcavities are highly interesting systems to realize and study cavity quantum electrodynamics effects in the solid state. We take advantage of the underlying opportunities and combine this active field of nanophotonics with the field of nonlinear dynamics by external feedback coupling and optical injection of light into quantum dot microlasers. This opens up new perspectives at the crossroads between classical and quantum physics in the few photon regime. For instance, we observe cavity enhanced emission of thermal light at the solitary frequency of a slave microlaser under external drive by tunable master laser.