Anderson localization of light with topological dislocations
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We predict Anderson localization of light with nested screw topological dislocations propagating in disordered two-dimensional arrays of hollow waveguides illuminated by vortex beams. The phenomenon manifests itself in the statistical presence of topological dislocations in ensemble-averaged output distributions accompanying standard disorder-induced localization of light spots. Remarkably, screw dislocations are captured by the light spots despite the fast and irregular transverse displacements and topological charge flipping undertaken by the dislocations due to the disorder. The statistical averaged modulus of the output local topological charge depends on the initial vorticity carried by the beam.
CitationLobanov, V. [et al.]. Anderson localization of light with topological dislocations. "Physical review A", 01 Novembre 2013, vol. 88, núm. 5, p. 053829-1-053829-5.