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Randomness in complex media
Author(s): H. John Caulfield; Don Otto Henderson; Mikhail A. Noginov
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Paper Abstract

Randomness is not always the enemy. It can serve many purposes where materials sciences and optical sciences meet. Among those purposes are these. It can provide the raw material for self-organization. It can 'uniformize' optical properties. It can make manufacturing easier. It can assure a great deal of noise immunity. Although most cases exhibit all of those features, we can illustrate them with examples in which one tends to dominate the other.

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 June 2002
PDF: 17 pages
Proc. SPIE 4806, Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics, (24 June 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.472971
Show Author Affiliations
H. John Caulfield, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Don Otto Henderson, Fisk Univ. (United States)
Mikhail A. Noginov, Norfolk State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4806:
Complex Mediums III: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics
Akhlesh Lakhtakia; Graeme Dewar; Martin W. McCall, Editor(s)

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