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  • Vol. 22, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 1997
  • pp: 319–321

Theory of laser action in scattering gain media

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, and J. A. Moon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 22, Issue 5, pp. 319-321 (1997)

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A laser model based on feedback produced by scattering has been developed to explain the narrow linewidth emission and input–output behavior observed in scattering gain media. The model is based on the transient two-level laser equations and includes the detailed spectral properties of the dye gain system. Monte Carlo methods were employed to calculate the threshold gain required for modeling the input–output and linewidth emission characteristics.

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R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, and J. A. Moon, "Theory of laser action in scattering gain media," Opt. Lett. 22, 319-321 (1997)

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