Statistical properties of experimental coherent waves in microcavity lasers: Analogous study of quantum billiard wave functions

C. C. Chen, C. C. Liu, K. W. Su, T. H. Lu, Y. F. Chen, K. F. Huang

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We use a microcavity laser to explore the properties of experimental coherent waves as an analogous study of the chaotic wave functions in quantum billiards. With the eigenstate expansion method, the experimental high-order chaotic coherent waves are well reconstructed. The reconstructed wave functions are employed to calculate the field and intensity correlations. It is found that the spreading of k -space (momentum space) distribution leads to not only wave localization in coordinate space but also enhancement of long-range correlations.

Original languageEnglish
Article number046202
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Apr 2


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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