OSA's Digital Library

Optics Express

Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 23 — Nov. 7, 2011
  • pp: 23523–23531

Persistent coherent random lasing using resonant scatterers

Ravitej Uppu and Sushil Mujumdar  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 23, pp. 23523-23531 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.023523


View Full Text Article

Enhanced HTML    Acrobat PDF (1144 KB)





Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


   


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools

Share
Citations

Abstract

We study the frequency behavior of coherent random lasers consisting monodisperse scatterers with single-particle resonances. A three-dimensional photon propagation model is employed to compute the wavelength-sensitive path length distribution of fluorescence photons in this system. We observe that a persistence interval of wavelengths exists for the coherent random lasing modes, corresponding to the Mie resonances of the individual resonant scatterer. Within the interval, characteristic pulse to pulse fluctuations continue to be observed from the system. The gain competition in the random laser suppresses likely coherent modes in other regions of the emission band, thereby reducing the wavelength fluctuations in the random laser. We further illustrate the tunability of this persistence interval by varying the size parameter of the resonant scatterers.

© 2011 OSA

OCIS Codes
(160.3380) Materials : Laser materials
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: June 27, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 11, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 30, 2011
Published: November 3, 2011

Virtual Issues
Vol. 7, Iss. 1 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

Citation
Ravitej Uppu and Sushil Mujumdar, "Persistent coherent random lasing using resonant scatterers," Opt. Express 19, 23523-23531 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-23-23523


Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset  

References

  1. D. S. Wiersma, “The physics and applications of random lasers,” Nat. Phys.4, 359–367 (2008). [CrossRef]
  2. H. Cao, “Review on latest developments in random lasers with coherent feedback,” J. Phys. A: Math. Gen.38, 10497–10535 (2005). [CrossRef]
  3. V. S. Letokhov, “Generation of light by a scattering medium with negative resonance absorption,” Sov. Phys. JETP26, 835–839 (1968).
  4. M. Noginov, Solid State Random Lasers, Springer Series in Optical Sciences (Springer, 2005), Vol. 105.
  5. J. Fallert, R. J. B. Dietz, J. Sartor, D. Schneider, C. Klingshirn, and H. Kalt, “Co-existence of strongly and weakly localized random laser modes,” Nat. Photonics3, 279–282 (2009). [CrossRef]
  6. A. Tulek, R. C. Polson, and Z. V. Vardeny, “Naturally occurring resonators in random lasing of pi-conjugated polymer films,” Nat. Phys.6, 303–310 (2010). [CrossRef]
  7. S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castanon, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics4, 231–235 (2010). [CrossRef]
  8. C.-R. Lee, J. De Lin, B.-Y. Huang, S.-H. Lin, T.-S. Mo, S.-Y. Huang, C.-T. Kuo, and H.-C. Yeh, “Electrically controllable liquid crystal random lasers below the Fredericksz transition threshold,” Opt. Express19, 2391–2400 (2011). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  9. C.-R. Lee, J. De Lin, B.-Y. Huang, T.-S. Mo, and S.-Y. Huang, “All-optically controllable random laser based on a dye-doped liquid crystal added with a photoisomerizable dye,” Opt. Express18, 25896–25905 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  10. D. S. Wiersma and S. A. Cavalieri, “A temperature-tunable random laser,” Nature414, 708–709 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  11. S. Mujumdar, S. Cavalieri, and D. S. Wiersma, “Temperature-tunable random lasing: numerical calculations and experiments,” J. Opt. Soc. Am B21, 201–207 (2004). [CrossRef]
  12. N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, and E. Sauvain, “Laser action in strongly scattering media,” Nature368, 436–438 (1994). [CrossRef]
  13. H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, S. T. Ho, E. W. Seelig, Q. H. Wang, and R. P. H. Chang, “Random laser action in semiconductor powder,” Phys. Rev. Lett.82, 2278–2281 (1999). [CrossRef]
  14. V. Milner and A. Z. Genack, “Photon localization laser: low-threshold lasing in a random amplifying layered medium via wave localization,” Phys. Rev. Lett.94, 073901 (2005). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  15. X. Wu, W. Fang, A. Yamilov, A. A. Chabanov, A. A. Asatryan, L. C. Botten, and H. Cao, “Random lasing in weakly scattering systems,” Phys. Rev. A74, 053812 (2006). [CrossRef]
  16. S. Mujumdar, M. Ricci, R. Torre, and D. S. Wiersma, “Amplified extended modes in random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett.93, 053903 (2004). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  17. S. Mujumdar, V. Tuerck, R. Torre, and D. S. Wiersma, “Chaotic behavior of random lasers with static disorder,” Phys. Rev. A76, 033807 (2007). [CrossRef]
  18. A. A. Chabanov and A. Z. Genack, “Photon localization in resonant media,” Phys. Rev. Lett.87, 153901 (2001). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  19. R. Sapienza, P. D. Garcia, J. Bertolotti, M. D. Martin, A. Blanco, L. Vina, C. Lopez, and D. S. Wiersma, “Observation of resonant behavior in the energy velocity of diffused light,” Phys. Rev. Lett.99, 233902 (2007) [CrossRef]
  20. S. Gottardo, R. Sapienza, P. D. García, A. Blanco, D. S. Wiersma, and C. López, “Resonance driven random lasing,” Nat. Photonics2, 429–432 (2008). [CrossRef]
  21. R. Pierrat and R. Carminati, “Threshold of random lasers in the incoherent transport regime,” Phys. Rev. A76, 023821 (2007). [CrossRef]
  22. F. A. Pinheiro and L. C. Sampaio, “Lasing threshold of diffusive random lasers in three dimensions,” Phys. Rev. A73, 013826 (2006). [CrossRef]
  23. D. S. Wiersma and A. Lagendijk, “Light diffusion with gain and random lasers,” Phys. Rev. E54, 4256–4265 (1996). [CrossRef]
  24. S. Mujumdar, R. Torre, H. Ramachandran, and D. S. Wiersma, “Monte Carlo calculations of spectral features in random lasing,” J. Nanophotonics4, 041550 (2010). [CrossRef]
  25. R. Uppu and S. Mujumdar, “Statistical fluctuations of coherent and incoherent intensity in random lasers with nonresonant feedback,” Opt. Lett.35, 2831–2833 (2010). [CrossRef] [PubMed]
  26. S. E. Assmann, J. Widoniak, and G. Maret, “Synthesis and characterization of porous and nonporous monodisperse colloidal TiO2 particles,” Chem. Mater.16, 6–11 (2004). [CrossRef]
  27. R. G. S. El-Dardiry and A. Lagendijk, “Tuning random lasers by engineered absorption,” Appl. Phys. Lett.98, 161106 (2011). [CrossRef]

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.


« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited