Spatial-Field Correlation: The Building Block of Mesoscopic Fluctuations

P. Sebbah, B. Hu, A. Z. Genack, R. Pnini, B. Shapiro

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The absence of self-averaging in mesoscopic systems is a consequence of long-range intensity correlations. Microwave measurements suggest, and diagrammatic calculations confirm, that the correlation function of the normalized intensity with displacement of the source and detector, [Formula presented] and [Formula presented], respectively, can be expressed as the sum of three terms, with distinctive spatial dependences. Each term involves only the sum or the product of the square of the field correlation function, [Formula presented]. The leading-order term is the product, [Formula presented]; the next term is proportional to the sum, [Formula presented]; the third term is proportional to [Formula presented].

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4
Number of pages1
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes


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