Model for a random laser

A. L. Burin*, M. A. Ratner, H. Cao, R. P H Chang

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Random lasing action was studied numerically for a planar system of resonant scatterers pumped by an external laser. Lasing occurs when the gain compensates the decay rate of the quasistate with the longest lifetime. The results show that the laser dependence is strongly related to the fluctuations of quasistate decay rates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number215503
Pages (from-to)2155031-2155034
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 19 2001

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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