Random lasers are based on disordered materials with optical gain. These devices can exhibit either intensity or resonant feedback, relying on diffusive or interference behavior of light, respectively, which leads to either coupling or independent operation of lasing modes. We study for the first time these regimes in complex, solid-state nanostructured materials. The number of lasing modes and their intensity correlation features are found to be tailorable in random lasers made of light-emitting, electrospun polymer fibers upon nanoparticle doping. By material engineering, directional waveguiding along the length of fibers is found to be relevant to enhance mode correlation in both intensity feedback and resonant feedback random lasing. The here reported findings can be used to establish new design rules for tuning the emission of nanolasers and correlation properties by means of the compositional and morphological properties of complex nanostructured materials.

Diverse Regimes of Mode Intensity Correlation in Nanofiber Random Lasers through Nanoparticle Doping

Pisignano, Dario
2018-01-01

Abstract

Random lasers are based on disordered materials with optical gain. These devices can exhibit either intensity or resonant feedback, relying on diffusive or interference behavior of light, respectively, which leads to either coupling or independent operation of lasing modes. We study for the first time these regimes in complex, solid-state nanostructured materials. The number of lasing modes and their intensity correlation features are found to be tailorable in random lasers made of light-emitting, electrospun polymer fibers upon nanoparticle doping. By material engineering, directional waveguiding along the length of fibers is found to be relevant to enhance mode correlation in both intensity feedback and resonant feedback random lasing. The here reported findings can be used to establish new design rules for tuning the emission of nanolasers and correlation properties by means of the compositional and morphological properties of complex nanostructured materials.
2018
Montinaro, Martina; Resta, Vincenzo; Camposeo, Andrea; Moffa, Maria; Morello, Giovanni; Persano, Luana; Kazlauskas, Karolis; Jursenas, Saulius; Tomkeviciene, Ausra; Grazulevicius, Juozas V.; Pisignano, Dario
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