Introduction of optical gain in a disordered system results in enhanced fluctuations [F(2)=var(g-tilde)/2] of the dimensionless conductance g-tilde, similar to the effect of Anderson localization in a passive medium. Using numerical simulations we demonstrate that, despite such qualitative similarity, the whole distribution of the conductance of amplifying random media is drastically different from that of a passive system with the same value of F(2).
A. Yamilov and H. Cao, "Effect of Amplification on Conductance Distribution of a Disordered Waveguide," Physical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics, American Physical Society (APS), Jan 2006.
The definitive version is available at https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.74.056609
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Keywords and Phrases
Anderson Model; Numerical Analysis; Optical Waveguide Theory
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