Experimental and theoretical studies on lasing disordered photonic crystals are presented. We demonstrate that structural disorder could improve optical confinement in photonic crystals and reduce the lasing threshold.
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H. Cao, A. Yamilov, and X. Wu, "Lasing in Disordered Photonic Crystals," in Photonic Metamaterials: From Random to Periodic, Technical Dgest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper WC1.
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