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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 2 — Jan. 15, 2009
  • pp: 130–132

Ultrashort pulse propagation and the Anderson localization

S. Gentilini, A. Fratalocchi, L. Angelani, G. Ruocco, and C. Conti  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 2, pp. 130-132 (2009)

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We investigate the dynamics of a 10 fs light pulse propagating in a random medium by the direct solution of the three-dimensional Maxwell equations. Our approach employs molecular dynamics to generate a distribution of spherical scatterers and a parallel finite-difference time-domain code for the vectorial wave propagation. We calculate the disorder-averaged energy velocity and the decay time of the transmitted pulse versus the localization length for an increasing refractive index.

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OCIS Codes
(260.5740) Physical optics : Resonance
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(320.7090) Ultrafast optics : Ultrafast lasers
(290.2558) Scattering : Forward scattering
(260.7120) Physical optics : Ultrafast phenomena

ToC Category:
Ultrafast Optics

Original Manuscript: October 9, 2008
Revised Manuscript: November 18, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 19, 2008
Published: January 7, 2009

S. Gentilini, A. Fratalocchi, L. Angelani, G. Ruocco, and C. Conti, "Ultrashort pulse propagation and the Anderson localization," Opt. Lett. 34, 130-132 (2009)

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