© 2003

Wave Scattering in Complex Media: From Theory to Applications

  • Bart A. van Tiggelen
  • Sergey E. Skipetrov
Conference proceedings

Part of the NATO Science Series book series (NAII, volume 107)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Waves in Complex Media

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. S. Wiersma, S. Gottardo, R. Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, S. Cavalieri, M. Colocci et al.
      Pages 2-20
    3. P. Lodahl, G. Van Soest, J. Gómez Rivas, R. Sprik, A. Lagendijk
      Pages 21-44
    4. Cord A. Müller, Christian Miniatura
      Pages 45-58
    5. F.A. Pinheiro, B.A. Van Tiggelen
      Pages 59-74
    6. S.E. Skipetrov, R. Maynard
      Pages 75-98
  3. Mesoscopic Physics and Localization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. A.Z. Genack, A.A. Chabanov, P. Sebbah, B.A. Van Tiggelen
      Pages 125-150
    3. J. H. Page, M. L. Cowan, D. A. Weitz, B. A. Van Tiggelen
      Pages 151-174
    4. J. J. Sáenz, L. S. Froufe-Pérez, A. GarcíA-Martín
      Pages 175-187
    5. Gregory Samelsohn, Valentin Freilikher
      Pages 188-201
    6. A. A. Chabanov, A. Z. Genack
      Pages 202-212
    7. M. Pacilli, P. Sebbah, C. Vanneste
      Pages 229-240
  4. Acoustic Time Reversal

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
  5. Waves in Metamaterials

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 281-281

About these proceedings


A collection of lectures on a variety of modern subjects in wave scattering, including fundamental issues in mesoscopic physics and radiative transfer, recent hot topics such as random lasers, liquid crystals, lefthanded materials and time-reversal, as well as modern applications in imaging and communication.
There is a strong emphasis on the interdisciplinary aspects of wave propagation, including light and microwaves, acoustic and elastic waves, propagating in a variety of "complex" materials (liquid crystals, media with gain, natural media, magneto-optical media, photonic and phononic materials, etc.). It addresses many different items in contemporary research: mesoscopic fluctuations, localization, radiative transfer, symmetry aspects, and time-reversal. It also discusses new (potential) applications in telecommunication, soft matter and imaging.


Laser Metamaterial Speckle communication crystal liquid spectroscopy ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • Bart A. van Tiggelen
    • 1
  • Sergey E. Skipetrov
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Physique et Modélisation des Milieux Condensés, CNRSUniversité Joseph FourierGrenobleFrance
  2. 2.Moscow State UniversityRussia

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