Resonant Scattering and Classical Localization
After the work of John, Sompolinsky, and Stephen(1), the study of localization in classical systems has received renewed interest. Most calculations have been carried out using a Gaussian noise representation for the disorder. Kirkpatrick(2) was the first to study localization in the presence of finite-size inhomogeneities. A “pseudosphere” approximation was then used to obtain more explicit results for the localization of acoustical waves (AW) by a random array of hard spheres and of electromagnetic waves (EW) by a random array of conducting spheres.(3) Related models were analyzed for the case of AW in a two-component composite(4) and of vector EW.(5) It is our purpose to investigate how the nature of the inhomogeneities affects the localization processes.
KeywordsAcoustical Wave Hard Sphere Classical Localization Resonant Scattering Random Array
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