Condensation in disordered lasers: Theory, 3D+1 simulations, and experiments

C. Conti*, M. Leonetti, A. Fratalocchi, L. Angelani, G. Ruocco

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The complex processes underlying the generation of a coherent emission from the multiple scattering of photons and wave localization in the presence of structural disorder are still mostly unexplored. Here we show that a single nonlinear Schrödinger equation, playing the role of the Schwalow-Townes law for standard lasers, quantitatively reproduces experimental results and three-dimensional time-domain parallel simulations of a colloidal laser system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number143901
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number14
StatePublished - Sep 30 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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