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Clear directions for random lasers

Nature volume 539, pages 360361 (17 November 2016) | Download Citation

Random lasers use disordered structures to produce light, which is usually emitted in many directions. A random laser that can produce a collimated beam offers a wide range of applications, from imaging to security scanning.

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  1. Diederik S. Wiersma is at the European Laboratory for Non-linear Spectroscopy (LENS), University of Florence, 50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy, and the National Institute for Metrological Research, Turin, Italy.

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