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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2005
  • pp: 1471–1478

Properties of a laser based on evanescent-wave amplification

Vitaly V. Datsuyk, Saulius Juodkazis, and Hiroaki Misawa  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 22, Issue 7, pp. 1471-1478 (2005)

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The criteria for lasing in a dielectric sphere surrounded by an active medium are given. They are presented in simple analytical form and confirmed by numeric calculations of the amplitudes of the morphology-dependent resonances in spontaneous emission spectra. The determined lasing threshold of this novel-type laser is compared with that of a conventional spherical laser with an optically active internal layer. The diverse advantages of a laser based on the gain of the evanescent part of a whispering-gallery mode are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(140.3430) Lasers and laser optics : Laser theory
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance

Vitaly V. Datsuyk, Saulius Juodkazis, and Hiroaki Misawa, "Properties of a laser based on evanescent-wave amplification," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 22, 1471-1478 (2005)

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