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  • Vol. 20, Iss. 11 — Nov. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2389–2394

Determination of the transport mean free path in a solid-state random laser

Messaoud Bahoura and M. A. Noginov  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 20, Issue 11, pp. 2389-2394 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.20.002389


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Abstract

Using the coherent backscattering technique, we have measured the transport mean-free-path lengths lt for photons in NdAl3(BO3)4 powder, a promising solid-state random laser material. The developed model allows one to calculate lt as a function of the mean particle size s in tightly packed powder or sintered ceramic. The experimentally determined value of lt is in good agreement with the model prediction.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3580) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers, solid-state
(160.0160) Materials : Materials
(290.0290) Scattering : Scattering

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Messaoud Bahoura and M. A. Noginov, "Determination of the transport mean free path in a solid-state random laser," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 20, 2389-2394 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-20-11-2389


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