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Title: Levy statistical fluctuations from a random amplifying medium
Authors: Sharma, Divya
Ramachandran, Hema
Kumar, N.
Keywords: Lévy statistics
random amplifying medium
multiple scattering
Issue Date: 10-Jan-2006
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company
Citation: Fluctuation and Noise Letters, 2006, Vol.6, pL95-L101
Abstract: We report our studies of emission from a dye-scatterer system, commonly known as random amplifying medium (RAM). It is found to exhibit non-Gaussian statistics of emission intensity over the ensemble of random realizations. The amplification is dominated by certain improbable events that are "larger than rare", which give the intensity statistics a Lévy-like fat tail. This, to the best of our knowledge, provides the first experimental realization of the Lévy statistics in the optics of a random amplifying medium, and the analysis thereof. Notably, the Lévy exponent is continuously tunable parametrically.
Description: Restricted Access
ISSN: 0219-4775
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Copyright: (2006) by the World Scientific Publishing Company
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