14 September 2006 Random lasers as fascinating new light sources
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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.
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Diederik Wiersma, "Random lasers as fascinating new light sources", Proc. SPIE 6320, Complex Photonic Media, 632007 (14 September 2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682210; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.682210
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