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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 12, Iss. 15 — Jul. 26, 2004
  • pp: 3307–3312

Random stack of resonant dielectric layers as a laser system

Yan Feng and Ken-ichi Ueda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 12, Issue 15, pp. 3307-3312 (2004)

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We propose a random stack of resonant dielectric layers as a system for random-laser study. Owing to the Fabry–Perot resonance of the dielectric layers, the propagation of light in such systems is frequency dependent (a band structure). As a consequence, if the system is designed such that pump light is in passband while optical gain is in stop band, the laser threshold can be reduced dramatically compared with those of completely disordered systems.

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OCIS Codes
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Research Papers

Original Manuscript: May 17, 2004
Revised Manuscript: July 6, 2004
Published: July 26, 2004

Yan Feng and Ken-ichi Ueda, "Random stack of resonant dielectric layers as a laser system," Opt. Express 12, 3307-3312 (2004)

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