Dynamics of localization in a waveguide

  title={Dynamics of localization in a waveguide},
  author={C. W. J. Beenakker},
  journal={arXiv: Disordered Systems and Neural Networks},
  • C. Beenakker
  • Published 5 September 2000
  • Physics
  • arXiv: Disordered Systems and Neural Networks
This is a review of the dynamics of wave propagation through a disordered N-mode waveguide in the localized regime. The basic quantities considered are the Wigner-Smith and single-mode delay times, plus the time-dependent power spectrum of a reflected pulse. The long-time dynamics is dominated by resonant transmission over length scales much larger than the localization length. The corresponding distribution of the Wigner-Smith delay times is the Laguerre ensemble of random-matrix theory. In… Expand

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