We develop simple theoretical models for calculating the gain of layered and Maxwell Garnett composite materials with a resonant component. Laser systems that utilize such composite gain media could display significantly improved properties.
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K. Dolgaleva, R. W. Boyd, and P. W. Milonni, "Laser Gain Media Based on Nanocomposite Materials," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper IThD4.
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