Asian Journal of Physics Vol 31, Nos 3 – 6 (2022) 437-448

Random Fiber Lasers: A guided wave optical device for multidisciplinary photonic applications

Anderson S L Gomes
Department of Physics, Universidade Federal of Pernambuco,
Cidade Universitária, Recife, PE, 50670-901, Brazil

Dedicated to Professor Bishnu P Pal for his enormous contributions to the advancement of research and education in science and technology through his unique vision and outstanding dedication

This paper presents a review of the state-of-the-art in random fiber lasers (RFL), which are guided wave optical devices similar to fiber lasers but with an important difference: RFL relies on scattering to provide the optical feedback mechanism required for laser action in a gain medium, whereas in the conventional laser or fiber laser this is provided by two static mirrors. After introducing the basics of RFLs and highlighting the main developments since 2007, some applications will be described in the fields of optical imaging, Lévy-like behavior, turbulence and photonic spin-glass. © Anita Publications. All rights reserved.
Keywords: Fiber Lasers, Random Fiber Lasers, Photonic Devices, Diagnostic by Imaging, Complex Systems.

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