Volume 109, Number 5, March 2015
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Electromagnetism, Optics, Acoustics, Heat Transfer, Classical Mechanics, and Fluid Dynamics|
|Published online||12 March 2015|
Anderson localization of multichannel excitations in disordered two-dimensional waveguide arrays
1 Russian Quantum Center - Skolkovo, Moscow region, 143025, Russia
2 Departamento de Fisica y Matematicas, Universidad de las Americas - Puebla, 72820 Puebla, Mexico
Received: 16 January 2015
Accepted: 20 February 2015
We considered the transfer of multi-spot optical patterns through disordered two-dimensional waveguide arrays with shallow refractive index modulation. In computer simulations, it was uncovered that statistically averaged output intensity distributions of complex inputs retain their structural features for suitable disorder strengths due to the Anderson-like localization of light. To characterize the quality of the input-output pattern similarity, we introduced corresponding criteria and analyzed their variations with the disorder level.
PACS: 42.25.Dd – Wave propagation in random media / 42.25.Fx – Diffraction and scattering
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