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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Light propagation and Anderson localization in disordered superlattices containing dispersive metamaterials: Effects of correlated disorder
Author: Mogilevtsev, D
Pinheiro, FA
dos Santos, RR
Cavalcanti, SB
Oliveira, LE
Abstract: We have investigated the effects of disorder correlations on light propagation and Anderson localization in one-dimensional dispersive metamaterials. We consider and compare the cases where disorder is uncorrelated to situations where it is totally correlated and anticorrelated. The photonic gaps of the corresponding periodic structure are not completely destroyed by the presence of disorder, which leads to minima in the localization length. In the vicinities of a gap, the behavior of the localization length depends crucially on the physical origin of the gap (Bragg or non-Bragg gaps). Within a Bragg gap, the localization length increases as the degree of disorder increases, an anomalous behavior that only occurs for the uncorrelated and completely correlated cases. In these cases, minima of the localization length at the positions of Bragg gaps are shifted by increasing disorder, which does not occur for the anticorrelated case, where the positions of the minima remain unaltered. Minima in the localization length corresponding to non-Bragg gaps are not shifted by increasing disorder, albeit the widths of these minima are changed. We have found that the asymptotic behavior for the localization length xi proportional to lambda(6) for disordered metamaterials is not affected by correlations. Finally, we have investigated the role of absorption on the delocalized Brewster modes and argue that it could be mitigated in light of the state-of-the-art of metamaterials research.
Country: EUA
Editor: Amer Physical Soc
Citation: Physical Review B. Amer Physical Soc, v. 84, n. 9, 2011.
Rights: aberto
Identifier DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.84.094204
Date Issue: 2011
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