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  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 1, 1996
  • pp: 650–652

Injection locking of photonic paint

R. M. Balachandran, A. E. Perkins, and N. M. Lawandy  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 650-652 (1996)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.21.000650


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Abstract

The narrow-linewidth laser emission from a scattering gain medium can be forced to oscillate in a narrower emission bandwidth with the introduction of a seed in much the same way as the injection-seeding technique used to produce single-mode oscillation from conventional lasers. The system exhibits complete spectral collapse at all wavelengths other than that of the seed and a large enhancement of the isotropic emission peak intensity. A theory explaining the emission characteristics and the minimum threshold seed energy required for locking is presented.

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History
Original Manuscript: January 1, 1996
Published: May 1, 1996

Citation
R. M. Balachandran, A. E. Perkins, and N. M. Lawandy, "Injection locking of photonic paint," Opt. Lett. 21, 650-652 (1996)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-21-9-650


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