We present a quantitative experimental and theoretical study of shot-to-shot intensity fluctuations in the emitted light of a random laser. A model that clarifies these intrinsic fluctuations is developed. We describe the output versus input power graphs of the random laser with an effective spontaneous emission factor (beta factor).

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van der Molen, K.L, Mosk, A.P, & Lagendijk, A. (2006). Intrinsic intensity fluctuations in random lasers. Phys. Rev. A, 74(Article number: 53808), 1–6. doi:10.1103/physreva.74.053808