Date of Award

8-1992

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr. Arthur R. McGurn

Second Advisor

Dr. Sung G. Chung

Third Advisor

Dr. Michitoshi Soga

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access

Abstract

The concept of localization of electrons in semiconductors has been known ever since the 1960's when P. W. Anderson and N. F. Mott made detail investigations on the transport properties of alloys. At the end of the last decade, however, physicist started looking for localization in other systems. Specifically, they looked at the localization of light and acoustic waves in disordered systems. Localization is a property which arises for all wavelike excitations in disordered media.

In this study we analyze the localization of light in one dimensional randomly disordered dielectric medium using computer simulation (numerical integration method) technique. The results obtained by this computer simulation clearly indicate that the transportation of light in one dimensional random disordered dielectric medium is effectively halted.

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