The wave transport through disordered media, although a random process, has some universal physical properties. One of these properties that has been investigated in this report is the relation between transmission eigenchannels and the so-called single-channel optimizing mode, which maximizes the intensity of the transmitted wave at a single specific output channel. Since single-channel optimizing modes have higher transmittance than the uncontrolled waves, it has been predicted before that transmission eigenchannels with higher transmittance preferentially contribute to the single-channel optimizing modes in proportion to the square of eigenvalues. In this Letter, we report the experimental validation of this prediction by measuring cross-correlation between the single-channel optimizing modes and the transmission eigenchannels.
© 2013 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 29, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: July 12, 2013
Published: August 7, 2013
Vol. 8, Iss. 9 Virtual Journal for Biomedical Optics
Moonseok Kim, Wonjun Choi, Changhyeong Yoon, Guang Hoon Kim, and Wonshik Choi, "Relation between transmission eigenchannels and single-channel optimizing modes in a disordered medium," Opt. Lett. 38, 2994-2996 (2013)