Abstract

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).

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Keywords and Phrases

Anderson Model; Numerical Analysis; Optical Waveguide Theory

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2006 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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