The system of two microlasers interacting through the passive coupler («laser trimer») is considered. The stationary states are found and its stability is investigated. The interaction of trimers coupled to a common waveguide is studied. The effects of phase synchronization and spontaneous symmetry breaking of radiation are discovered.

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