Enhancement of Localization in One-Dimensional Random Potentials with Long-Range Correlations

U. Kuhl, F. M. Izrailev, A. A. Krokhin
2008 Physical Review Letters  
We experimentally study the effect of enhancement of localization in weak one-dimensional random potentials. Our experimental setup is a single mode waveguide with 100 tuneable scatterers periodically inserted into the waveguide. By measuring the amplitudes of transmitted and reflected waves in the spacing between each pair of scatterers, we observe a strong decrease of the localization length when white-noise scatterers are replaced by a correlated arrangement of scatterers.
doi:10.1103/physrevlett.100.126402 pmid:18517890 fatcat:en24ac25evd7tnbhuvrhct4olm