Abstract

The narrow-linewidth laser emission from a scattering gain medium can be forced to oscillate in a narrower emission bandwidth with the introduction of a seed in much the same way as the injection-seeding technique used to produce single-mode oscillation from conventional lasers. The system exhibits complete spectral collapse at all wavelengths other than that of the seed and a large enhancement of the isotropic emission peak intensity. A theory explaining the emission characteristics and the minimum threshold seed energy required for locking is presented.

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1995

D. S. Wiersma, M. P. van Albada, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1739 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, Nature (London) 373, 203 (1995).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1271 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

1994

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, E. Sauvain, Nature (London) 368, 436 (1994).
[CrossRef]

1976

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 704 (1976).
[CrossRef]

1971

L. E. Erickson, A. Szabo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 433 (1971).
[CrossRef]

1967

B. D. Soffer, B. B. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 266 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Balachandran, R. M.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, Nature (London) 373, 203 (1995).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1271 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, E. Sauvain, Nature (London) 368, 436 (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, in Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Vol. 10 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), postdeadline paper QPD15.

N. M. Lawandy, A. S. L. Gomes, R. M. Balachandran, presented at the 1993 International Conference on Luminescence, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1993.

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, in Digest of Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper TuN1.

Born, M.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980), Chap. 4, p. 182.

Erickson, L. E.

L. E. Erickson, A. Szabo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 433 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Ganiel, U.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 704 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Gomes, A. S. L.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, E. Sauvain, Nature (London) 368, 436 (1994).
[CrossRef]

N. M. Lawandy, A. S. L. Gomes, R. M. Balachandran, presented at the 1993 International Conference on Luminescence, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1993.

Hardy, A.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 704 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Lagendijk, A.

D. S. Wiersma, M. P. van Albada, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1739 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Lawandy, N. M.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, Nature (London) 373, 203 (1995).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, Opt. Lett. 20, 1271 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, E. Sauvain, Nature (London) 368, 436 (1994).
[CrossRef]

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, in Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Vol. 10 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), postdeadline paper QPD15.

N. M. Lawandy, A. S. L. Gomes, R. M. Balachandran, presented at the 1993 International Conference on Luminescence, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1993.

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, in Digest of Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper TuN1.

McFarlane, B. B.

B. D. Soffer, B. B. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 266 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Sauvain, E.

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, E. Sauvain, Nature (London) 368, 436 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Soffer, B. D.

B. D. Soffer, B. B. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 266 (1967).
[CrossRef]

Szabo, A.

L. E. Erickson, A. Szabo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 433 (1971).
[CrossRef]

Treves, D.

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 704 (1976).
[CrossRef]

van Albada, M. P.

D. S. Wiersma, M. P. van Albada, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1739 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wiersma, D. S.

D. S. Wiersma, M. P. van Albada, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1739 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wolf, E.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980), Chap. 4, p. 182.

Appl. Phys. Lett.

B. D. Soffer, B. B. McFarlane, Appl. Phys. Lett. 10, 266 (1967).
[CrossRef]

L. E. Erickson, A. Szabo, Appl. Phys. Lett. 18, 433 (1971).
[CrossRef]

IEEE J. Quantum Electron

U. Ganiel, A. Hardy, D. Treves, IEEE J. Quantum Electron. QE-12, 704 (1976).
[CrossRef]

Nature

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, A. S. L. Gomes, E. Sauvain, Nature (London) 368, 436 (1994).
[CrossRef]

N. M. Lawandy, R. M. Balachandran, Nature (London) 373, 203 (1995).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. Lett.

D. S. Wiersma, M. P. van Albada, A. Lagendijk, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 1739 (1995).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, in Quantum Electronics and Laser Science, Vol. 10 of 1995 OSA Technical Digest Series (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1995), postdeadline paper QPD15.

R. M. Balachandran, N. M. Lawandy, in Digest of Annual Meeting (Optical Society of America, Washington, D.C., 1994), paper TuN1.

N. M. Lawandy, A. S. L. Gomes, R. M. Balachandran, presented at the 1993 International Conference on Luminescence, University of Connecticut, Storrs, Conn., 1993.

M. Born, E. Wolf, Principles of Optics (Pergamon, Oxford, 1980), Chap. 4, p. 182.

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