Delocalization of waves in random multilayer media

Alex Small, David Pine

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Doping random multilayer dielectric media with weak scatterers can cause delocalization of waves. Calculations show that at a critical frequency waves undergo a transition from evanescent decay to power law behavior. The transition occurs for arbitrarily weak scatterers, in stark contrast to previous predictions. Applications to novel filters are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Optics, FiO-2004
PublisherOptica Publishing Group (formerly OSA)
ISBN (Electronic)1557527792
StatePublished - 2004
EventFrontiers in Optics, FiO-2004 - Rochester, United States
Duration: Oct 12 2004 → …

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


ConferenceFrontiers in Optics, FiO-2004
Country/TerritoryUnited States
Period10/12/04 → …

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Mechanics of Materials


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