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Nonlinear sigma model for optical media with linear absorption or gain

Lai, Zhong Yuan ; Zaitsev, Oleg

Phys. Rev. A 85, 043838 (2012) [Peer Reviewed Journal]

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  • Title:
    Nonlinear sigma model for optical media with linear absorption or gain
  • Author: Lai, Zhong Yuan ; Zaitsev, Oleg
  • Description: In the framework of the Keldysh technique, we formulate the nonlinear sigma model for disordered optical media with linear absorption or gain. The effective action for fluctuations of the matrix field about the saddle point acquires an extra term due to the nonconservative nature of the system. We determine the disorder-averaged Green-function correlator, which has a diffusion pole modified by a finite absorption/gain rate. The diffusion coefficient is found to be close to its value for conservative systems in the relevant range of parameters. In the medium with gain, the random-lasing threshold depends on the sample size. Comment: 9 pages
  • Is Part Of: Phys. Rev. A 85, 043838 (2012)
  • Identifier: Arxiv ID: 1204.2608
  • Subjects: Physics - Optics ; Condensed Matter - Disordered Systems And Neural Networks ; Condensed Matter - Mesoscale And Nanoscale Physics

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