### Abstract

Original language | Undefined |
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Pages (from-to) | 245121 |

Journal | Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics |

Volume | 70 |

Issue number | 24 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - 2004 |

### Keywords

- IR-57512

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*Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics*,

*70*(24), 245121. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.70.245121

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*Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics*, vol. 70, no. 24, pp. 245121. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.70.245121

**Localization of transverse waves in randomly layered media at oblique incidence.** / Bliokh, K.Yu.; Freilikher, V.D.

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TY - JOUR

T1 - Localization of transverse waves in randomly layered media at oblique incidence

AU - Bliokh, K.Yu.

AU - Freilikher, V.D.

PY - 2004

Y1 - 2004

N2 - We investigate the oblique incidence of electromagnetic waves on a randomly layered medium in the limit of strong disorder. An approximate method for calculating the inverse localization length based on the assumptions of zero-energy flux and complete phase stochastization is presented. Two effects not found at normal incidence have been studied: dependence of the localization length on the polarization and decrease of the localization length due to the internal reflections from layers with small refractive indexes. The inverse localization length (attenuation rate) for P-polarized radiation is shown to be always smaller than that of S waves, which is to say that long enough randomly layered sample polarizes transmitted radiation. The localization length for P polarization depends nonmonotonically on the angle of propagation and under certain conditions turns to infinity at some angle, which means that typical (nonresonant) random realizations become transparent at this angle of incidence (stochastic Brewster effect).

AB - We investigate the oblique incidence of electromagnetic waves on a randomly layered medium in the limit of strong disorder. An approximate method for calculating the inverse localization length based on the assumptions of zero-energy flux and complete phase stochastization is presented. Two effects not found at normal incidence have been studied: dependence of the localization length on the polarization and decrease of the localization length due to the internal reflections from layers with small refractive indexes. The inverse localization length (attenuation rate) for P-polarized radiation is shown to be always smaller than that of S waves, which is to say that long enough randomly layered sample polarizes transmitted radiation. The localization length for P polarization depends nonmonotonically on the angle of propagation and under certain conditions turns to infinity at some angle, which means that typical (nonresonant) random realizations become transparent at this angle of incidence (stochastic Brewster effect).

KW - IR-57512

U2 - 10.1103/PhysRevB.70.245121

DO - 10.1103/PhysRevB.70.245121

M3 - Article

VL - 70

SP - 245121

JO - Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics

JF - Physical review B: Condensed matter and materials physics

SN - 1098-0121

IS - 24

ER -