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Three-dimensional rendering of the electric ﬁeld from numerical calculations in a random laser in which the yellow spheres represent the nanoparticles in a cylindrically symmetric gain medium. The electric ﬁeld, where color and height indicate intensity, represents the steady-state solution of the Maxwell-Bloch system of equations.
Hakan E. Türeci, A. Douglas Stone, Li Ge, Stefan Rotter, and Robert J. Tandy. "Ab initio self-consistent laser theory and random lasers," Nonlinearity 22, C1-C18 (2009).
Image courtesy: Dr. Robert Tandy, Yale University.