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Propagation of Light in Disordered Semiconductor Materials

  • Ad Lagendijk
  • Jaime Gomez Rivas
  • Arnout Imhof
  • Frank J. P. Schuurmans
  • Rudolf Sprik
Part of the NATO Science Series book series (ASIC, volume 563)

Abstract

The analogy between the propagation of electron waves and classical waves has led to a revival in the research of the transport of light in disordered scattering systems [1]. The first indications of the role of interference in multiple scattering has been indicated in experiments on enhanced backscattering in the late 1980’s [2]. Over the past decade many studies have been performed to characterize and understand this intricate interplay of scattering and interference [3]. The improved understanding of the optical systems stimulated the studies of the propagation of waves in disordered systems in general and applications in e.g. the field of medical imaging [4].

Keywords

Free Path Effective Refractive Index Total Transmission Coherent Beam Refractive Index Contrast 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ad Lagendijk
    • 1
  • Jaime Gomez Rivas
    • 1
  • Arnout Imhof
    • 1
  • Frank J. P. Schuurmans
    • 1
  • Rudolf Sprik
    • 1
  1. 1.van der Waals-Zeeman InstituteUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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