14 September 2006 Random lasers as fascinating new light sources
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Proceedings Volume 6320, Complex Photonic Media; 632007 (2006); doi: 10.1117/12.682210
Event: SPIE Optics + Photonics, 2006, San Diego, California, United States
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.
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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; http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.682210
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Random lasers

Light sources

Liquid crystals

Polymers

Scattering

Crystals

Dielectrics

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