Observation of a localization transition in quasiperiodic photonic lattices

Lahini, Y., Pugatch, R., Pozzi, F., Sorel, M., Morandotti, R., Davidson, N. and Silberberg, Y. (2009) Observation of a localization transition in quasiperiodic photonic lattices. Physical Review Letters, 103(1),

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Abstract

We report the observation of the signature of a localization phase transition for light in one-dimensional quasiperiodic photonic lattices, by directly measuring wave transport inside the lattice. Below the predicted transition point an initially narrow wave packet expands as it propagates, while above the transition expansion is fully suppressed. In addition, we measure the effect of focusing nonlinear interaction on the propagation and find it increases the width of the localized wave packets

Item Type:Articles
Keywords:Anderson localization, complexes, diffusion, light, localization, metal-insulator-transition, physics, propagation, systems, transition, transport, wave
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Sorel, Professor Marc
Authors: Lahini, Y., Pugatch, R., Pozzi, F., Sorel, M., Morandotti, R., Davidson, N., and Silberberg, Y.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Journal Name:Physical Review Letters
Journal Abbr.:Phys. rev. lett.
Publisher:American Physical Society
ISSN:0031-9007
ISSN (Online):1079-7114

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