We report room-temperature Raman lasing in electrodynamically levitated pure glycerin microdrops. The possibility of lowering the lasing threshold through surface Plasmon enhanced scattering in glycerin microdrops doped with Ag nanoparticles is also demonstrated.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(300.0300) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy
(300.6450) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, Raman
(140.3945) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavities
R. Sharma, J. P. Mondia, J. Schäfer, Z. H. Lu, and L. J. Wang, "Microdrop Raman Laser and Plasmon Enhancement Effects," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2008), paper QThD6.