Localization of light in a disordered medium

  title={Localization of light in a disordered medium},
  author={Diederik Sybolt Wiersma and Paolo Bartolini and Ad Lagendijk and Roberto Righini},
Among the unusual transport properties predicted for disordered materials is the Anderson localization phenomenon. This is a disorder-induced phase transition in the electron-transport behaviour from the classical diffusion regime, in which the well-known Ohm's law holds, to a localized state in which the material behaves as an insulator. The effect finds its origin in the interference of electrons that have undergone multiple scattering by defects in the solid. A similar phenomenon is… 

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