Steady-state and dynamical Anderson localization of counterpropagating beams in two-dimensional photonic lattices Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate Anderson localization of mutually incoherent counterpropagating beams in an optically induced two-dimensional photonic lattice. The effect is displayed in a system of two broad probe beams propagating head-on through a fixed disordered photonic lattice recorded in a photorefractive crystal. In addition to the steady-state localization, we also observe the dynamical localization; that is, the localization of time-changing beams. As compared to the localization of single beams, in which there exist no dynamical effects, the localization of counterpropagating beams is more pronounced and prone to instabilities. © 2010 The American Physical Society.

author list (cited authors)

  • Jović, D. M., & Belić, M. R.

citation count

  • 6

publication date

  • February 2010