Abstract

We report the experimental results obtained with a novel architecture for random lasing, in which the active material, free of scatterers, is placed between two large scattering regions. Lasing emission is investigated as a function of the illuminated area of the scattering regions, obtaining typical “resonant” and “non-resonant” random lasing spectra, depending on the device geometry. We propose a theoretical approach for the understanding of the observed phenomena, modelling the scattering elements with arbitrary spectral profiles in amplitude and phase and considering strong coupling between lasing modes. Good agreement between experiments and simulation results is obtained.

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2015 (4)

L. Sznitko, J. Mysliwiec, and A. Miniewicz, “The role of polymers in random lasing,” J. Polym. Sci., B, Polym. Phys. 53(14), 951–974 (2015).
[Crossref]

L. Cui, J. Shi, Y. Wang, R. Zheng, X. Chen, W. Gong, and D. Liu, “Retrieval of contaminated information using random lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106(20), 201101 (2015).
[Crossref]

A. Consoli and C. López, “Decoupling gain and feedback in coherent random lasers: experiments and simulations,” Sci. Rep. 5, 16848 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Consoli, D. Mariano da Silva, N. U. Wetter, and C. López, “Large area resonant feedback random lasers based on dye-doped biopolymer films,” Opt. Express 23(23), 29954–29963 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2014 (1)

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2013 (4)

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “Dynamics of phase-locking random lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 88(4), 043834 (2013).
[Crossref]

T. Hisch, M. Liertzer, D. Pogany, F. Mintert, and S. Rotter, “Pump-controlled directional light emission from random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(2), 023902 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Leonetti and C. López, “Active subnanometer spectral control of a random laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(7), 071105 (2013).
[Crossref]

S. Knitter, M. Kues, and C. Fallnich, “Spectro-polarimetric signature of a random laser,” Phys. Rev. A 88(1), 013839 (2013).
[Crossref]

2012 (2)

B. Redding, M. A. Choma, and H. Cao, “Speckle-free laser imaging using random laser illumination,” Nat. Photonics 6(6), 355–359 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

N. Bachelard, J. Andreasen, S. Gigan, and P. Sebbah, “Taming random lasers through active spatial control of the pump,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(3), 033903 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2011 (1)

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “The mode-locking transition of random lasers,” Nat. Photonics 5(10), 615–617 (2011).
[Crossref]

2010 (3)

O. Zaitsev and L. Deych, “Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers,” J. Opt. 12(2), 024001 (2010).
[Crossref]

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Q. Song, S. Xiao, Z. Xu, J. Liu, X. Sun, V. Drachev, V. M. Shalaev, O. Akkus, and Y. L. Kim, “Random lasing in bone tissue,” Opt. Lett. 35(9), 1425–1427 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2008 (2)

D. S. Wiersma, “The physics and applications of random lasers,” Nat. Phys. 4(5), 359–367 (2008).
[Crossref]

H. E. Türeci, L. Ge, S. Rotter, and A. D. Stone, “Strong interactions in multimode random lasers,” Science 320(5876), 643–646 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

2006 (1)

2003 (1)

H. Cao, “Lasing in random media,” Waves Random Media 13(3), R1–R39 (2003).
[Crossref]

1998 (1)

H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, H. C. Ong, S. T. Ho, J. Y. Dai, J. Y. Wu, and R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraviolet lasing in resonators formed by scattering in semiconductor polycrystalline films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(25), 3656 (1998).
[Crossref]

1994 (1)

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, and E. Sauvain, “Laser action in strongly scattering media,” Nature 368(6470), 436–438 (1994).
[Crossref]

Akkus, O.

Andreasen, J.

N. Bachelard, J. Andreasen, S. Gigan, and P. Sebbah, “Taming random lasers through active spatial control of the pump,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(3), 033903 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ania-Castañón, J. D.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Babin, S. A.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Bachelard, N.

N. Bachelard, J. Andreasen, S. Gigan, and P. Sebbah, “Taming random lasers through active spatial control of the pump,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(3), 033903 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Balachandran, R. M.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, and E. Sauvain, “Laser action in strongly scattering media,” Nature 368(6470), 436–438 (1994).
[Crossref]

Barna, V.

Bartolino, R.

Cao, H.

B. Redding, M. A. Choma, and H. Cao, “Speckle-free laser imaging using random laser illumination,” Nat. Photonics 6(6), 355–359 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. Cao, “Lasing in random media,” Waves Random Media 13(3), R1–R39 (2003).
[Crossref]

H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, H. C. Ong, S. T. Ho, J. Y. Dai, J. Y. Wu, and R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraviolet lasing in resonators formed by scattering in semiconductor polycrystalline films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(25), 3656 (1998).
[Crossref]

Chang, R. P. H.

H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, H. C. Ong, S. T. Ho, J. Y. Dai, J. Y. Wu, and R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraviolet lasing in resonators formed by scattering in semiconductor polycrystalline films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(25), 3656 (1998).
[Crossref]

Chen, X.

L. Cui, J. Shi, Y. Wang, R. Zheng, X. Chen, W. Gong, and D. Liu, “Retrieval of contaminated information using random lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106(20), 201101 (2015).
[Crossref]

Choma, M. A.

B. Redding, M. A. Choma, and H. Cao, “Speckle-free laser imaging using random laser illumination,” Nat. Photonics 6(6), 355–359 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Churkin, D. V.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Consoli, A.

Conti, C.

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “Dynamics of phase-locking random lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 88(4), 043834 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “The mode-locking transition of random lasers,” Nat. Photonics 5(10), 615–617 (2011).
[Crossref]

Cui, L.

L. Cui, J. Shi, Y. Wang, R. Zheng, X. Chen, W. Gong, and D. Liu, “Retrieval of contaminated information using random lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106(20), 201101 (2015).
[Crossref]

Dai, J. Y.

H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, H. C. Ong, S. T. Ho, J. Y. Dai, J. Y. Wu, and R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraviolet lasing in resonators formed by scattering in semiconductor polycrystalline films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(25), 3656 (1998).
[Crossref]

De Luca, A.

Deych, L.

O. Zaitsev and L. Deych, “Recent developments in the theory of multimode random lasers,” J. Opt. 12(2), 024001 (2010).
[Crossref]

Drachev, V.

Ek, S.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

El-Taher, A. E.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Fallnich, C.

S. Knitter, M. Kues, and C. Fallnich, “Spectro-polarimetric signature of a random laser,” Phys. Rev. A 88(1), 013839 (2013).
[Crossref]

Ferjani, S.

Garcia, P. D.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ge, L.

H. E. Türeci, L. Ge, S. Rotter, and A. D. Stone, “Strong interactions in multimode random lasers,” Science 320(5876), 643–646 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gigan, S.

N. Bachelard, J. Andreasen, S. Gigan, and P. Sebbah, “Taming random lasers through active spatial control of the pump,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(3), 033903 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Gomes, A. S. L.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, and E. Sauvain, “Laser action in strongly scattering media,” Nature 368(6470), 436–438 (1994).
[Crossref]

Gong, W.

L. Cui, J. Shi, Y. Wang, R. Zheng, X. Chen, W. Gong, and D. Liu, “Retrieval of contaminated information using random lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106(20), 201101 (2015).
[Crossref]

Gregersen, N.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Harper, P.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Hisch, T.

T. Hisch, M. Liertzer, D. Pogany, F. Mintert, and S. Rotter, “Pump-controlled directional light emission from random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(2), 023902 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Ho, S. T.

H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, H. C. Ong, S. T. Ho, J. Y. Dai, J. Y. Wu, and R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraviolet lasing in resonators formed by scattering in semiconductor polycrystalline films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(25), 3656 (1998).
[Crossref]

Kablukov, S. I.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Karalekas, V.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Kim, Y. L.

Knitter, S.

S. Knitter, M. Kues, and C. Fallnich, “Spectro-polarimetric signature of a random laser,” Phys. Rev. A 88(1), 013839 (2013).
[Crossref]

Kues, M.

S. Knitter, M. Kues, and C. Fallnich, “Spectro-polarimetric signature of a random laser,” Phys. Rev. A 88(1), 013839 (2013).
[Crossref]

Lawandy, N. M.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, and E. Sauvain, “Laser action in strongly scattering media,” Nature 368(6470), 436–438 (1994).
[Crossref]

Leonetti, M.

M. Leonetti and C. López, “Active subnanometer spectral control of a random laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(7), 071105 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “Dynamics of phase-locking random lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 88(4), 043834 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “The mode-locking transition of random lasers,” Nat. Photonics 5(10), 615–617 (2011).
[Crossref]

Liertzer, M.

T. Hisch, M. Liertzer, D. Pogany, F. Mintert, and S. Rotter, “Pump-controlled directional light emission from random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(2), 023902 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Liu, D.

L. Cui, J. Shi, Y. Wang, R. Zheng, X. Chen, W. Gong, and D. Liu, “Retrieval of contaminated information using random lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106(20), 201101 (2015).
[Crossref]

Liu, J.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Q. Song, S. Xiao, Z. Xu, J. Liu, X. Sun, V. Drachev, V. M. Shalaev, O. Akkus, and Y. L. Kim, “Random lasing in bone tissue,” Opt. Lett. 35(9), 1425–1427 (2010).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Lodahl, P.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

López, C.

A. Consoli, D. Mariano da Silva, N. U. Wetter, and C. López, “Large area resonant feedback random lasers based on dye-doped biopolymer films,” Opt. Express 23(23), 29954–29963 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

A. Consoli and C. López, “Decoupling gain and feedback in coherent random lasers: experiments and simulations,” Sci. Rep. 5, 16848 (2015).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “Dynamics of phase-locking random lasers,” Phys. Rev. A 88(4), 043834 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Leonetti and C. López, “Active subnanometer spectral control of a random laser,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 102(7), 071105 (2013).
[Crossref]

M. Leonetti, C. Conti, and C. López, “The mode-locking transition of random lasers,” Nat. Photonics 5(10), 615–617 (2011).
[Crossref]

Mariano da Silva, D.

Miniewicz, A.

L. Sznitko, J. Mysliwiec, and A. Miniewicz, “The role of polymers in random lasing,” J. Polym. Sci., B, Polym. Phys. 53(14), 951–974 (2015).
[Crossref]

Mintert, F.

T. Hisch, M. Liertzer, D. Pogany, F. Mintert, and S. Rotter, “Pump-controlled directional light emission from random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(2), 023902 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mørk, J.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Mysliwiec, J.

L. Sznitko, J. Mysliwiec, and A. Miniewicz, “The role of polymers in random lasing,” J. Polym. Sci., B, Polym. Phys. 53(14), 951–974 (2015).
[Crossref]

Ong, H. C.

H. Cao, Y. G. Zhao, H. C. Ong, S. T. Ho, J. Y. Dai, J. Y. Wu, and R. P. H. Chang, “Ultraviolet lasing in resonators formed by scattering in semiconductor polycrystalline films,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 73(25), 3656 (1998).
[Crossref]

Podivilov, E. V.

S. K. Turitsyn, S. A. Babin, A. E. El-Taher, P. Harper, D. V. Churkin, S. I. Kablukov, J. D. Ania-Castañón, V. Karalekas, and E. V. Podivilov, “Random distributed feedback fibre laser,” Nat. Photonics 4(4), 231–235 (2010).
[Crossref]

Pogany, D.

T. Hisch, M. Liertzer, D. Pogany, F. Mintert, and S. Rotter, “Pump-controlled directional light emission from random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(2), 023902 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Redding, B.

B. Redding, M. A. Choma, and H. Cao, “Speckle-free laser imaging using random laser illumination,” Nat. Photonics 6(6), 355–359 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Rotter, S.

T. Hisch, M. Liertzer, D. Pogany, F. Mintert, and S. Rotter, “Pump-controlled directional light emission from random lasers,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 111(2), 023902 (2013).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

H. E. Türeci, L. Ge, S. Rotter, and A. D. Stone, “Strong interactions in multimode random lasers,” Science 320(5876), 643–646 (2008).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sauvain, E.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, and E. Sauvain, “Laser action in strongly scattering media,” Nature 368(6470), 436–438 (1994).
[Crossref]

Scaramuzza, N.

Schubert, M.

J. Liu, P. D. Garcia, S. Ek, N. Gregersen, T. Suhr, M. Schubert, J. Mørk, S. Stobbe, and P. Lodahl, “Random nanolasing in the Anderson localized regime,” Nat. Nanotechnol. 9(4), 285–289 (2014).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Sebbah, P.

N. Bachelard, J. Andreasen, S. Gigan, and P. Sebbah, “Taming random lasers through active spatial control of the pump,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109(3), 033903 (2012).
[Crossref] [PubMed]

Shalaev, V. M.

Shi, J.

L. Cui, J. Shi, Y. Wang, R. Zheng, X. Chen, W. Gong, and D. Liu, “Retrieval of contaminated information using random lasers,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 106(20), 201101 (2015).
[Crossref]

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» Visualization 1: MP4 (205 KB)      Emission spectra as function of the pump, for W vaied between 72 µm and 780 µm.

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1 Sample pumped with W = 780 µm (a) with outlined in white the geometries with minimum and maximum widths. Experimental set-up (b), details are given in the text.
Fig. 2
Fig. 2 Spectra obtained as a function of the pump flux with L = 3.5 mm and different values of W: W = 85 µm (a), W = 98 µm (b), W = 110 µm (c), W = 150 µm (d), W = 195 µm (e), W = 250 µm (f), W = 520 µm (g), W = 780 µm (h). The full set of measurements is shown as a sequence in Visualization 1.
Fig. 3
Fig. 3 Spectra obtained for lasing device with L = 3.5 mm and W = 780 µm (solid line) and ASE experiment with same geometry (dashed line). Pump flux is 50 pJ/µm2.
Fig. 4
Fig. 4 Total losses (black lines, left axis) and allowed modes (red lines, right axis) calculated for n = 1 (a), 5 (b), 10 (c) and 20 (d).
Fig. 5
Fig. 5 Simulation results obtained after solving Eq. (3), for different devices with 5 (a), 10 (b), 20 (c) and 40 (d) modes.

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g T H W n ( ν ) = α m a t + 1 2 L ln ( 1 R n , 1 ( ν ) + R n , 2 ( ν ) )
ν W n n R c 2 L + Φ n , 1 + Φ n , 2 2 π = m
d d t a k ( t ) = i ω k a k ( t ) α k a k ( t ) + j k c j , k a j ( t ) + g ( t , ω k ) a k ( t ) 1 + γ k | a k ( t ) | 2

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