Volume 99, Number 6, September 2012
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||04 October 2012|
Enhanced optical Anderson localization effects in modulated Bloch lattices
1 Department of Physics, University of Toronto - 60 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2 Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems - Nöthnitzer Straße 38, 01187 Dresden, Germany, EU
3 College of Optics & Photonics-CREOL, University of Central Florida - Orlando, FL, USA
Received: 14 July 2012
Accepted: 23 August 2012
We study Anderson localization dynamics in periodically modulated optical Bloch arrays. Using an effective model, we show that, in such arrangements, even a weak disorder may play an important role and can lead to enhanced Anderson localization effects.
PACS: 42.25.Dd – Wave propagation in random media / 42.82.Et – Waveguides, couplers, and arrays / 42.79.Gn – Optical waveguides and couplers
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