Title

Position-Dependent Diffusion of Light in Disordered Waveguides

Abstract

Diffusion is a statistical description of random walk of a classical particle, and the diffusion constant D0 is the only parameter in the diffusion equation. For light as well as for other kinds of waves, this is an approximation, because the interference of partial waves is ignored [1]. Such interference is essential to Anderson localization. Proper account of the interference effects in random samples of finite size [2] and/or with absorption [3] results in spatial variation of the diffusion coefficient D(r) in the self consistent theory (SCT) of localization.

Meeting Name

Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference (2013: May 12-16, Munich, Germany)

Department(s)

Physics

Keywords and Phrases

Diffusion; Light; Quantum Electronics, Anderson Localization; Classical Particle; Diffusion Constant; Diffusion Equations; Disordered Waveguides; Interference Effects; Spatial Variations; Statistical Descriptions; Electron Optics

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

978-1-4799-0594-2

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2013 IEEE Computer Society, All rights reserved.

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