Modes of random lasers

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dc.contributor.author Andreasen, J en_US
dc.contributor.author Asatryan, Ara en_US
dc.contributor.author Botten, Lindsay en_US
dc.contributor.author Byrne, M en_US
dc.contributor.author Cao, H en_US
dc.contributor.author Ge, L en_US
dc.contributor.author Labonte, L en_US
dc.contributor.author Sebbah, P en_US
dc.contributor.author Stone, A en_US
dc.contributor.author T??Reci, H en_US
dc.contributor.author Vanneste, C en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-12T03:32:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-12T03:32:54Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_US
dc.identifier 2010000357 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Andreasen J et al. 2011, 'Modes of random lasers', Optical Society of America, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 88-127. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1943-8206 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/17973
dc.description.abstract In conventional lasers, the optical cavity that confines the photons also determines essential characteristics of the lasing modes such as wavelength, emission pattern, directivity, and polarization. In random lasers, which do not have mirrors or a well-defined cavity, light is confined within the gain medium by means of multiple scattering. The sharp peaks in the emission spectra of semiconductor powders, first observed in 1999, has therefore lead to an intense debate about the nature of the lasing modes in these so-called lasers with resonant feedback. We review numerical and theoretical studies aimed at clarifying the nature of the lasing modes in disordered scattering systems with gain. The past decade has witnessed the emergence of the idea that even the low-Q resonances of such open systems could play a role similar to the cavity modes of a conventional laser and produce sharp lasing peaks. We focus here on the near-threshold single-mode lasing regime where nonlinear effects associated with gain saturation and mode competition can be neglected. We discuss in particular the link between random laser modes near threshold and the resonances or quasi-bound (QB) states of the passive system without gain. For random lasers in the localized (strong scattering) regime, QB states and threshold lasing modes were found to be nearly identical within the scattering medium. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Optical Society of America en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AOP.3.000088 en_US
dc.rights This paper was published in Advances in Optics and Photonics and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/AOP.3.000088 . Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
dc.title Modes of random lasers en_US
dc.parent Advances in Optics and Photonics en_US
dc.journal.volume 3 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation USA en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 88 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 127 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Mathematical Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 020500 en_US
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dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Optical Physics en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
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dc.description.keywords lasers, random, mode, en_US


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