Optical resonators

Chaos aids energy storage

Deformed optical resonators that support chaotically propagating modes have been shown to store more light energy than conventional cavities.

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Figure 1: Chaotic modes in a stadium-shaped optical resonator.

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Sciamanna, M. Chaos aids energy storage. Nature Photon 7, 430–431 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/nphoton.2013.135

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