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Effects of Localization and Amplification on Intensity Distribution of Light Transmitted Through Random Media
Physical Review E
  • Alexey Yamilov, Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Hui Cao
Abstract

We numerically study the statistical distribution of intensity of light transmitted through quasi-one-dimensional random media by varying the dimensionless conductance g and the amount of absorption or gain. A markedly non-Rayleigh distribution is found to be well fitted by the analytical formula of Nieuwenhuizen et al. [Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2674 (1995)] with a single parameter g′ . We show that in the passive random system g′ is uniquely related to g , while in amplifying or absorbing random media g′ also depends on the gain or absorption coefficient.

Department(s)
Physics
Sponsor(s)
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Keywords and Phrases
  • Intensity of Light,
  • Quasi-One-Dimensional Random Media,
  • Statistical Distribution
Document Type
Article - Journal
Document Version
Final Version
File Type
text
Language(s)
English
Rights
© 2004 American Physical Society (APS), All rights reserved.
Publication Date
1-1-2004
Disciplines
Citation Information
Alexey Yamilov and Hui Cao. "Effects of Localization and Amplification on Intensity Distribution of Light Transmitted Through Random Media" Physical Review E (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/alexey-yamilov/9/