Random laser in one dimension

A. L. Burin*, Mark A. Ratner, H. Cao, S. H. Chang

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Random lasing in an one-dimensional medium and in the regime of strong localization was theoretically studied. The relevant channels responsible for lasing as the quasistates were identified. The lasing threshold was computed in the regime of Anderson localization. The lasing threshold was found to decrease exponentially with the size of the system. The results showed that a exponentially small gain was needed for lasing initiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number093904
Pages (from-to)939041-939044
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number9
StatePublished - Mar 4 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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