Light propagation in disordered media: From Maxwell equations to a spherical p-spin model and light condensation effects

Laszlo Daniel Toth, Andrea Fratalocchi

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The well-known phenomenon of the formation of a Bose-Einstein condensate (BEC), a striking consequence of the Bose-Einstein statistics, has been traditionally linked to an ensemble of ultra-cold gas molecules. However, classical systems can also exhibit condensation effects; in the field of photonics, for example, signatures of this condensation in the mode dynamics ('light condensation', LC) have been theoretically investigated and experimentally observed in various types of multimode lasers [1,2 and ref. therein]. © 2013 IEEE.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2013 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics Europe and International Quantum Electronics Conference, CLEO/Europe-IQEC 2013
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
ISBN (Print)9781479905942
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

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