It is well recognized that the transmittance of Anderson localized systems decays exponentially on average with sample size, showing large fluctuations brought up by extremely rare occurrences of necklaces of resonantly coupled states, possessing almost unity transmission. We show here that in a one-dimensional (1D) random photonic system with resonant layers these fluctuations appear to be very regular and have a period defined by the localization length \xi of the system. We stress that necklace states are the origin of these well-defined oscillations. We predict that in such a random system efficient transmission channels form regularly each time the increasing sample length fits so-called optimal-order necklaces and demonstrate the phenomenon through numerical experiments. Our results provide new insight into the physics of Anderson localization in random systems with resonant units.

Periodic Oscillations in Transmission Decay of Anderson Localized One-Dimensional Dielectric Systems

Ghulinyan, Mher
2007

Abstract

It is well recognized that the transmittance of Anderson localized systems decays exponentially on average with sample size, showing large fluctuations brought up by extremely rare occurrences of necklaces of resonantly coupled states, possessing almost unity transmission. We show here that in a one-dimensional (1D) random photonic system with resonant layers these fluctuations appear to be very regular and have a period defined by the localization length \xi of the system. We stress that necklace states are the origin of these well-defined oscillations. We predict that in such a random system efficient transmission channels form regularly each time the increasing sample length fits so-called optimal-order necklaces and demonstrate the phenomenon through numerical experiments. Our results provide new insight into the physics of Anderson localization in random systems with resonant units.
File in questo prodotto:
Non ci sono file associati a questo prodotto.

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/11582/9209
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
social impact