Abstract

We numerically study the statistical distribution of intensity of light transmitted through quasi-one-dimensional random media by varying the dimensionless conductance g and the amount of absorption or gain. A markedly non-Rayleigh distribution is found to be well fitted by the analytical formula of Nieuwenhuizen et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2674 (1995)] with a single parameter g′ . We show that in the passive random system g′ is uniquely related to g , while in amplifying or absorbing random media g′ also depends on the gain or absorption coefficient.

Department(s)

Physics

Sponsor(s)

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Keywords and Phrases

Intensity of Light; Quasi-One-Dimensional Random Media; Statistical Distribution

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

1539-3755; 2470-0045

Document Type

Article - Journal

Document Version

Final Version

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2004 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.

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