Weak Localization and Light Scattering from Disordered Solids

M. Kaveh, M. Rosenbluh, I. Edrei, I. Freund

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We report the first observation of weak localizations effects in light scattering by a disordered solid. For a diffuse solid scatterer we predict and observe (i) multiple backscattering speckle, (ii) a coherent backscattered peak remaining after removal of this speckle by ensemble averaging, and (iii) speckle statistics which differ from those for single scattering. Computer simulations based upon the theoretical equations yield results in good agreement with experiment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2049-2052
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number16
StatePublished - 1986


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