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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 37, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2012
  • pp: 3621–3623

Emission polarization of random lasers in organic dye solutions

Sebastian Knitter, Michael Kues, and Carsten Fallnich  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 37, Issue 17, pp. 3621-3623 (2012)

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This Letter presents a polarimetric study of the emission of random lasers from organic dyes. Coherent lasing modes from samples with ethanol solvent showed a high degree of polarization and did not influence each other in polarization. The proper choice of a laser dye with asymmetric absorption momenta, a highly viscous solvent, and a linear pump polarization can cause the random lasing emission to be completely linearly polarized for all wavelengths within the amplification range.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3460) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(290.5855) Scattering : Scattering, polarization

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: June 11, 2012
Revised Manuscript: July 17, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: July 24, 2012
Published: August 27, 2012

Sebastian Knitter, Michael Kues, and Carsten Fallnich, "Emission polarization of random lasers in organic dye solutions," Opt. Lett. 37, 3621-3623 (2012)

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