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Random lasing from Anderson attractors

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posted on 2023-01-12, 14:51 authored by Guillaume Rollin, José Lages, Dima L. Shepelyansky
We introduce and study a two-dimensional dissipative nonlinear Anderson pumping model which is characterized by localized or delocalized eigenmodes in a linear regime and in addition includes nonlinearity, dissipation and pumping. We find that above a certain pumping threshold the model has narrow spectral lasing lines generated by isolated clusters of Anderson attractors. With the increase of the pumping, the lasing spectrum is broaden even if narrow lasing peaks are still well present in the localized phase of linear modes. In the metallic phase, the presence of narrow spectral peaks is significantly suppressed. We argue that the model captures main features observed for random lasers.

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