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Photon Localization and Exponential Scaling of Intensity Variance

  • Andrey A. Chabanov
  • Azriel Z. Genack
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Abstract

We show that the extent of photon localization can be characterized by the relative size of fluctuations of intensity or of total transmission, even in absorbing samples. We find that above a value of approximately unity, the variance of normalized total transmission scales exponentially. Using this approach, we identify the spectral range for localization of microwave radiation in an ensemble of random configurations of alumina spheres contained in a copper tube at a volume fraction of 0.068.

Keywords

Copper Tube Total Transmission Localization Threshold Classical Wave Random Laser 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Andrey A. Chabanov
    • 1
  • Azriel Z. Genack
    • 1
  1. 1.Queens College of the City University of New YorkFlushingUSA

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