Giant Slow Wave Resonance for Light Amplification and Lasing
- Author(s): Figotin, Alex
- Vitebskiy, Ilya
- et al.
We apply the idea of giant slow wave resonance associated with a degenerate photonic band edge to gain enhancement of active media. This approach allows to dramatically reduce the size of slow wave resonator while improving its performance as gain enhancer for light amplification and lasing. It also allows to reduce the lasing threshold of the slow wave optical resonator by at least an order of magnitude.