With the addition of scattering nanoparticles to dye-doped spherical droplets, lasing has been observed with well-defined thresholds in input—output data. One-order or more magnitude enhancement of peak intensity from droplet emission has been obtained with certain (optimum) additive scattering particles compared with nonadditive scattering particles (neat dye-doped droplets). Characteristics of input—output intensities, emission spectra (with wavelength shifts), and spectral linewidths are reported experimentally, depending on additive quantities of scattering nanoparticles.
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Hiroshi Taniguchi, Masahisa Nishiya, Shinji Tanosaki, and Humio Inaba, "Lasing behavior in a liquid spherical dye laser containing highly scattering nanoparticles," Opt. Lett. 21, 263-265 (1996)