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Metamaterials can suppress Anderson localization of light in one dimension
Author(s): D. Mogilevtsev; F. A. Pinheiro; R. R. dos Santos; S. B. Cavalcanti; L. E. Oliveira
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Paper Abstract

We have investigated light propagation and Anderson localization in one-dimensional dispersive random metamaterials, focusing on the effects disorder correlation. We analyze and compare the cases where disorder is uncorrelated, totally correlated and anticorrelated. We show that the photonic gaps of the corresponding periodic structure are not completely destroyed by the presence of disorder, which leads to minima in the localization length. We demonstrate that, in the vicinities of a gap of the corresponding periodic structure, the behavior of the localization length depends crucially on the physical origin of the gap (Bragg or non-Bragg gaps).

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Date Published: 1 May 2012
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8423, Metamaterials VII, 84230O (1 May 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.921835
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D. Mogilevtsev, B.I. Stepanov Institute of Physics (Belarus)
Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (Brazil)
F. A. Pinheiro, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
R. R. dos Santos, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)
S. B. Cavalcanti, Univ. Federal de Alagoas (Brazil)
L. E. Oliveira, Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin (Brazil)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8423:
Metamaterials VII
Allan D. Boardman; Nigel P. Johnson; Richard W. Ziolkowski, Editor(s)

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