Simultaneous laser action of a binary-dye mixture in random media was observed. The relative intensity of lasing emissions from donor and acceptor dyes is found to be strongly dependent on the number density of the scatterers in addition to the pumping power and the dye concentrations. The laser action in a binary-dye mixture can potentially be used to determine the scattering characteristics of random media.
© 1995 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: January 3, 1995
Published: May 1, 1995
Weili Zhang, Nelson Cue, and K. M. Yoo, "Effect of random multiple light scattering on the laser action in a binary-dye mixture," Opt. Lett. 20, 1023-1025 (1995)