Experimental and theoretical investigation of statistical regimes in random laser emission
Authors: Ignesti E., Tommasi F., Fini L., Lepri S., Radhalakshmi V., Wiersma D., Cavalieri S.
Autors Affiliation: Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia, Università di Firenze, Via Giovanni Sansone 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy; European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy (LENS), Università di Firenze, Via Nello Carrara 1, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy;
Istituto dei Sistemi Complessi, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, via Madonna del Piano 10, I-50019 Sesto Fiorentino, Italy;
INO-CNR, Largo Fermi 6, I-50125 Firenze, Italy
Abstract: We present a theoretical and experimental study aimed at characterizing statistical regimes in a random laser. Both the theoretical simulations and the experimental results show the possibility of three regions of fluctuations increasing the pumping energy. An initial Gaussian regime is followed by Levy statistics, and Gaussian statistics is recovered again for high pump pulse energy. These different statistical regimes are possible in a weakly diffusive active medium, while the region of Levy statistics disappears when the medium is strongly diffusive presenting always a Gaussian regime with smooth emission spectrum. Experiments and theory agree in identification of the key parameters determining the statistical regimes of the random laser.
Journal/Review: PHYSICAL REVIEW A
Volume: 88 (3) Pages from: 033820 to: 033820
KeyWords: random-media; stable laws; light; parameters; diffusionDOI: 10.1103/PhysRevA.88.033820Citations: 27data from “WEB OF SCIENCE” (of Thomson Reuters) are update at: 2020-01-12References taken from IsiWeb of Knowledge: (subscribers only)Connecting to view paper tab on IsiWeb: Click hereConnecting to view citations from IsiWeb: Click here