Ultrafast laser inscribed waveguide lattice in glass for direct observation of transverse localization of light

Somnath Ghosh, Nicholas D. Psaila, R. R. Thomson, Bishnu P. Pal, R. K. Varshney, Ajoy K. Kar

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Abstract

We present initial results of the direct observation of the signature of localized light in an ultrafast laser-inscribed (ULI) disordered lattice that contains an array of evanescently coupled, one-dimensional optical waveguides in glass in which certain amount of disorder in refractive index was introduced. Numerical simulations were carried out to test the feasibility of the initial experimental design. Such configurable ULI disordered waveguide lattices should open up a platform for investigating the phenomenon of transverse localization of light and its statistical nature. (C) 2012 American Institute of Physics.

Original languageEnglish
Article number101102
Number of pages4
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume100
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 5 Mar 2012

Keywords

  • DISORDER
  • ANDERSON LOCALIZATION

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