Title

Coherent Injection of Light into an Absorbing Scattering Medium with a Microscopic Pore

Abstract

We demonstrate that interplay between absorption and scattering in a dielectric medium with a microscopic pore gives rise to eigenchannels concentrated in the pore. Such a circumvention of attenuation leads to high transmission. By exciting such eigenchannels in a disordered nanophotonic system with a wavefront shaping technique, we experimentally confirm enhanced injection at depths exceeding the limiting length scales set by scattering, absorption, and diffraction.

Department(s)

Physics

Comments

Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) (DMR-1205223, DMR-1205307); Office of Naval Research (ONR) (N00014-13-1-0649); Directorate for Engineering (ENG) (ECCS-1509268); Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR) (FA9550-15-1-0517).

Keywords and Phrases

Optics; Optoelectronic devices, Absorbing-scattering medium; Absorption and scatterings; Dielectric medium; Eigen-channels; High transmission; Limiting lengths; Wave front shaping, Coherent scattering

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

0146-9592; 1539-4794

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2018 Optical Society of America (OSA), All rights reserved.

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