Random lasers as facinating new light sources

Year: 2006

Authors: Wiersma D.

Autors Affiliation: European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy, INFM-Matis, Via Nello Carrara 1, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), Italy

Abstract: In recent years there has been an enormous development in the understanding of light transport in disordered materials, in particular in systems with optical gain. A phenomenon termed random lasing can be observed, which can be used to realize a random laser. We will described the behaviour of these facinating new light sources that resemble in various respects a regular laser while the lasing process is based on light diffusion.

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KeyWords: Anderson localization of optical waves; Interference; Light diffusion; Multiple scattering; Random lasers;
DOI: 10.1117/12.682210

Citations: 1
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