Theory of stimulated emission processes in spherical microparticles

G. Kurizki*, A. Nitzan

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A semiclassical theory of stimulated processes in dielectric spherical particles is formulated. The theory applies to the small-signal regime and to isotropic (but radially nonuniform) pumping. Iterative treatment of the pumped-medium susceptibility by scattering theory demonstrates the basic features observed experimentally by Chang and co-workers [H. M. Tzeng, K. F. Wall, M. B. Long, and R. K. Chang, Opt. Lett. 9, 499 (1984); S. X. Qian and R. K. Chang, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 926 (1986)], namely, the drastic reduction of the threshold for lasing and multiorder stimulated Raman processes, and the frequency pulling from Mie resonances of the inactive medium.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)267-270
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1988


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