Ultrashort pulse propagation and the Anderson localization

S. Gentilini, A. Fratalocchi, L. Angelani, G. Ruocco, C. Conti*

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We investigate the dynamics of a 10 fs light pulse propagating in a random medium by the direct solution of the three-dimensional Maxwell equations. Our approach employs molecular dynamics to generate a distribution of spherical scatterers and a parallel finite-difference time-domain code for the vectorial wave propagation. We calculate the disorder-averaged energy velocity and the decay time of the transmitted pulse versus the localization length for an increasing refractive index.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-132
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 15 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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