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  • Vol. 6, Iss. 3 — Mar. 18, 2011

Transport properties of light in a disordered medium composed of two-layered dispersive spheres

Hao Zhang, Heyuan Zhu, and Min Xu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 4, pp. 2928-2940 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.002928


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Abstract

In this paper, we perform a coated coherent potential approximation method to investigate the transport properties of disordered media consisting of two-layered dielectric spheres whose constituent layer is dispersive. The admixture of quantum dots to polymers to a certain concentration is used as dispersive medium. We find that the dispersive inclusion of the two-layered spheres influences the transport velocities greatly and a resonant scattering taking place in a dilute disordered medium is smeared out in the corresponding densely disordered medium where the correlation effects of multiple scattering are taken into account.

© 2011 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(260.3160) Physical optics : Interference
(290.1990) Scattering : Diffusion
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: October 25, 2010
Revised Manuscript: December 28, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 17, 2011
Published: February 1, 2011

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Vol. 6, Iss. 3 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics

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Hao Zhang, Heyuan Zhu, and Min Xu, "Transport properties of light in a disordered medium composed of two-layered dispersive spheres," Opt. Express 19, 2928-2940 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/vjbo/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-4-2928


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