Title:Searching for photon localization in the time domain
Journal:Physical Review Letters
Coden:PRLTA
Issue:Vol. 58, No. 9
Issue Date:02 March 1987
Pages:945-948
Author:G. H. Watson , Jr.
, P. A. Fleury , S. L. McCall
Address:AT&T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974

Abstract: We report a search for photon localization using a new experimental method which measures the effects of multiple elastic scattering on the shape of a short laser pulse injected into a random optical medium. Several systems have been examined which exhibit diffusive photon transport, but no evidence for strong localization. A theoretical assessment of candidate systems which might exhibit a photon mobility edge is presented.

Rct Date:(Received 14 November 1986)
PACS:Type: E-T-Experimental-Theoretical. Year: 87. Class nos. 78.90.&t; 42.20.-y; 71.55.Jv
Country:US-United States
CPM no.: Microfilm no(s): 8703C1161 Abstract no(s): 1.06344
Keywords:Number: 12. PULSES; OPTICAL FIBERS; LIGHT TRANSMISSION :Q1,Q2; PHOTONS :T3; LOCALIZED STATES :Q3; ELASTIC SCATTERING; MULTIPLE SCATTERING; LIGHT SCATTERING :Q1,Q2; LASER RADIATION; OPTICAL MATERIALS :T1; DISORDERED SYSTEMS :T2; OSCILLOGRAPHS