Anomalous transient amplification in lossy waveguides

K. G. Makris, L. Ge, H. E. Tureci

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


In a medium that is on average lossy, we show that under appropriate initial conditions the power can be amplified by several orders of magnitude. This robust phenomenon can be quantitatively explained by pseudospectra analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCLEO
Subtitle of host publicationQELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
PublisherOptical Society of American (OSA)
ISBN (Print)9781557529992
StatePublished - 2014
EventCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014 - San Jose, CA, United States
Duration: Jun 8 2014Jun 13 2014

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701


OtherCLEO: QELS_Fundamental Science, CLEO_QELS 2014
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Jose, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Instrumentation
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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