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Random lasers as fascinating new light sources
Author(s): Diederik Wiersma
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Paper 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 describe the behaviour of these fascinating new light sources that resemble in various respects a regular laser while the lasing process is based on light diffusion.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 September 2006
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 6320, Complex Photonic Media, 632007 (14 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682210
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Diederik Wiersma, European Lab. for Non-linear Spectroscopy (Italy)
INFM-Matis (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6320:
Complex Photonic Media
Graeme Dewar; Martin W. McCall; Mikhail A. Noginov; Nikolay I. Zheludev, Editor(s)

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