Optical Solitons and Frequency Comb Generation - Abstract

Reitzenstein, Stephan

Physics and applications of nano- and microlasers operating close to the thresholdless regime

Nano- and microlasers are exciting devices to explore the limits of semiconductor lasers. Of particular interest is the ultimate limit of thresholdlesss lasing where all spontaneously emitted photons are coupled into the laser mode. I present examples of such lasers and highlight difficulties in demonstrating laser action in these devices. Moreover, I present the application of a microlaser to trigger the emission of indistinguishable photons in the field of quantum nanophotonics.