The Photonic Band Gap Laser: The Role of Spontaneous Emission in the Theory of Solid-State Lasers and LEDs
It is a pleasure to contribute to this memorial volume for Dan Walls. He was a tireless traveller in the pursuit of his research and we got to know him well, first at RSRE Malvern, where he spent an enjoyable sabbatical in the early days of quantum optics, and later in London and in many other parts of the world. It was an honour to support his case for Fellowship of the Royal Society and this brought him to London even more to speak and participate in our meetings. His untimely death has robbed us of the comfort of his warm humanity and of even further fruits of his unique expertise.
KeywordsSpontaneous Emission Lasing Mode Defect Mode Excited Atom Lasing Level
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