Diffuse Waves in Complex Media

Diffuse Waves in Complex Media : Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Study Institute, Les Houches, France, March 17-27, 1998

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There is a great deal of research into wave propagation in random media, in such fields as applied mathematics, acoustics, optics, materials science, atomic physics and geophysics. This book provides theoretical and practical introductions at research level to topics such as localization of waves, band gap materials, random matrices, dielectric media, laser cooled atoms, wave scattering from rough surfaces, randomly layered media, seismic waves and imaging the earth.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 472 pages
  • 165.1 x 230 x 31.75mm | 872.94g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, ports.
  • 0792356799
  • 9780792356790

Table of contents

Preface. List of participants. Picture. Localization of waves; B. Van Tiggelen. Mathematical theory of localization; J. Lacroix. Localization of light in randomized periodic media; A. Klein. Photonic band gap materials; C. Soukoulis. High-contrast photonic crystals; A. Figotin. Photon statistics of a random laser; C. Beenakker. Spectra of large random matrices: a method of study; E. Kanzieper, V. Freilikher. Optics of ordered and disordered atomic media; R. Loudon. Cold atoms and multiple scattering; R. Kaiser. Wave scattering from rough surfaces; M. Nieto-Vesperinas, A. Madrazo. Acoustic pulses propagating in randomly layered media; J.P. Fouque. Reflection and transmission of acoustic weaves by a locally-layered random slab; W. Kholer, et al. Seismic wave diffusion in the earth lithosphere; M. Campillo, et al. Imaging and averaging in complex media; R. Snieder. Subject index.
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