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  • Vol. 36, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2011
  • pp: 1305–1307

Exceptional enhancement of localization effect in a one-dimensional multilayer system with destructive weak disorder strength

Junying Huang and Luwei Zhou  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 36, Issue 7, pp. 1305-1307 (2011)

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We report an exceptional enhancement of photon localization effect in a certain one-dimensional random multilayer system. Our simulation with the transfer matrix method predicts and demonstrates that the photon localization effect in a system with weak disorder strength but in a destructive interference resonance region is stronger than that in a completely disordered system. The only reason for this peculiar phenomenon is that the certain weak disorder system confines the resonances between the wave and layers in the destructive interference resonance region.

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OCIS Codes
(260.0260) Physical optics : Physical optics
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: February 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: March 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: March 13, 2011
Published: April 1, 2011

Junying Huang and Luwei Zhou, "Exceptional enhancement of localization effect in a one-dimensional multilayer system with destructive weak disorder strength," Opt. Lett. 36, 1305-1307 (2011)

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