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Title: Use of a graded gain random amplifier as an optical diode
Authors: Majumdar, Sushil
Ramachandran, Hema
Keywords: Lasers and laser optics : Dye lasers
Optical devices : All-optical devices
Scattering : Turbid media
Issue Date: Jun-2001
Publisher: Optical Society of America
Citation: Optics Letters, 2001, Vol. 26, p 929-931
Abstract: The spectral characteristics of liquid amplifying media have been used to design and experimentally realize an optical device that prevents the propagation of a band of wavelengths in one direction and permits it in the opposite direction, thus acting as an optical diode. The addition of random scattering centers is shown to narrow the width of the forbidden band. A model is proposed to explain the observations and is verified by Monte Carlo simulations.
Description: Restricted Access.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2289/3061
ISSN: 0146-9592
1539-4794 (Online)
Alternative Location: http://www.opticsinfobase.org/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-26-12-929
Copyright: 2001 Optical Society of America
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