It is experimentally demonstrated that perfect imaging is possible in disordered wave guiding media, provided that the disorder is off-diagonal, i.e., that only the spacing varies randomly between the otherwise identical lattice sites. On-diagonal disorder or Kerr nonlinearity destroys the imaging.
© 2012 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Revised Manuscript: January 11, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2012
Published: February 21, 2012
Robert Keil, Yoav Lahini, Yoav Shechtman, Matthias Heinrich, Rami Pugatch, Felix Dreisow, Andreas Tünnermann, Stefan Nolte, and Alexander Szameit, "Perfect imaging through a disordered waveguide lattice," Opt. Lett. 37, 809-811 (2012)