Transverse strong to weak localization in nonlinearly induced photonic random structures

Cornelia Denz, Sebastian Brake, Martin Boguslawski, Daniel Leykam, Anton Desyatnikov

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We report on the experimental observation of weak and strong transverse localization in an optically induced disordered (2+1)-dimensional photonic structure. Our flexible method of nonlinear photorefractive induction is applied with a nondiffracting random intensity distribution. We focus on the analysis of a statistical output distribution for many probe events both in real and Fourier space with variance of the incoming beam's transverse spatial frequency. Besides Anderson localization, we find evidence of transverse coherent backscattering for particular spatial frequencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557520012
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015 - Kauai, United States
Duration: Jul 26 2015Jul 31 2015

Publication series

NameNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015


OtherNonlinear Optics, NLO 2015
CountryUnited States

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics

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