Brewster anomalies: A polarization-induced delocalization effect

John E. Sipe, Ping Sheng, Benjamin S. White, Morrel H. Cohen

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We predict that anomalously long localization lengths which in some special cases diverge can be expected for p-polarized light propagating through one-dimensional disordered structures under certain conditions. We give a physical argument for the existence of such anomalies, and support it by a long-wavelength theory and Monte Carlo calculations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)108-111
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Physics and Astronomy


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