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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1172–1174

Wave localization at the boundary of disordered photonic lattices

A. Szameit, Y. V. Kartashov, P. Zeil, F. Dreisow, M. Heinrich, R. Keil, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, V. A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1172-1174 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001172


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Abstract

We report on the experimental observation of reduced light-energy transport and disorder-induced localization close to a boundary of a truncated 1D disordered photonic lattice. Our observations uncover that a higher level of disorder near the boundary is required to obtain similar localization than in the bulk.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(240.6690) Optics at surfaces : Surface waves

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: December 21, 2009
Revised Manuscript: February 25, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 27, 2010
Published: April 13, 2010

Citation
A. Szameit, Y.�V. Kartashov, P. Zeil, F. Dreisow, M. Heinrich, R. Keil, S. Nolte, A. Tünnermann, V.�A. Vysloukh, and L. Torner, "Wave localization at the boundary of disordered photonic lattices," Opt. Lett. 35, 1172-1174 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1172


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