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Suppression of Anderson localization in disordered metamaterials

Asatryan, Ara A; Botten, Lindsay; Byrne, Michael; Freilikher, Valentin D; Gredeskul, Sergey; Shadrivov, Ilya; McPhedran, Ross; Kivshar, Yuri


We study wave propagation in mixed, 1D disordered stacks of alternating right- and left-handed layers and reveal that the introduction of metamaterials substantially suppresses Anderson localization. At long wavelengths, the localization length in mixed stacks is orders of magnitude larger than for normal structures, proportional to the sixth power of the wavelength, in contrast to the usual quadratic wavelength dependence of normal systems. Suppression of localization is also exemplified in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007-11-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Physical Review Letters
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.99.193902


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