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Dynamics of random laser and coherent backscattering of light from ZnO amplifying random medium

Authors Sun, T.
Qiu, Z.R.
Su, H.M.
Zhang, X.D.
Zhang, Z.Q. HKUST affiliated (currently or previously)
Wong, G.K.L. View this author's profile
Wong, K.S. View this author's profile
Issue Date 2007
Source Applied physics letters , v. 91, (24), 2007, DEC 10, article number 241110
Summary We investigated the dynamics of coherent backscattering cone and random laser in a disordered gain medium of ZnO powder. Theoretical fit to the coherent backscattering cone yields a transport mean free path l approximately equal to the probe wavelength lambda, indicating that the scattering process is in the strong scattering regime. Supernarrow emissions from the laser are accompanied by enhancement and sharpening of the coherent backscattering cone. This enhanced and sharpened backscattering cone returns to a normal profile within 10-20 ps, indicating an ultrafast gain lifetime in the medium, which is in good agreement with the time-resolved measurement of the random laser emissions. (C) 2007 American Institute of Physics.
ISSN 0003-6951
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