Fabry-Pérot interferometer with disorder: Light localization and correlations

Richard Berkovits, Shechao Feng

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We study theoretically the multiple-scattering effects in an optical Fabry-Pérot interferometer containing random elastic scatterers (and its electronic equivalent of a disordered double-barrier resonant-tunneling device). We find that coherent multiple scattering plays a crucial role in determining the transmission behavior in such a geometry. Apart from broadened resonant peaks which depend separately on the incoming- and outgoing-wave directions, we find an enhanced narrow transmission peak due to weak localization in the mirror direction, whose height is exactly a factor of 2. We also find interesting correlation effects between the incomingan intensity to the motion of a single impurity, characteristic of multiple scattering in two dimensions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-104
Number of pages8
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes


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