Coherent injection of light into an absorbing scattering medium with a microscopic pore. Academic Article uri icon


  • We demonstrate that interplay between absorption and scattering in a dielectric medium with a microscopic pore gives rise to eigenchannels concentrated in the pore. Such a circumvention of attenuation leads to high transmission. By exciting such eigenchannels in a disordered nanophotonic system with a wavefront shaping technique, we experimentally confirm enhanced injection at depths exceeding the limiting length scales set by scattering, absorption, and diffraction.

published proceedings

  • Opt Lett

altmetric score

  • 1.85

author list (cited authors)

  • Yamilov, A. G., Sarma, R., Yakovlev, V. V., & Cao, H.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Yamilov, Alexey G||Sarma, Raktim||Yakovlev, Vladislav V||Cao, Hui

publication date

  • January 2018