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Resonance control

Nature Photonics volume 2, pages 397398 (2008) | Download Citation

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Random lasers do not have mirrors or optical elements. They often lack a well-defined shape or size, and their emission wavelength is difficult to tune. Now it is shown that the optical resonances in an ensemble of microspheres can provide the crucial element of control.

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  1. M. A. Noginov is at the Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia 23504, USA.  mnoginov@nsu.edu

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