Transport and Anderson localization in disordered two-dimensional photonic lattices

@article{Schwartz2007TransportAA,
  title={Transport and Anderson localization in disordered two-dimensional photonic lattices},
  author={Tal Schwartz and Guy Bartal and Shmuel Fishman and Mordechai Segev},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2007},
  volume={446},
  pages={52-55}
}
One of the most interesting phenomena in solid-state physics is Anderson localization, which predicts that an electron may become immobile when placed in a disordered lattice. The origin of localization is interference between multiple scatterings of the electron by random defects in the potential, altering the eigenmodes from being extended (Bloch waves) to exponentially localized. As a result, the material is transformed from a conductor to an insulator. Anderson’s work dates back to 1958… 

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