Abstract

We experimentally study coherent backscattering of light for a water suspension of lithium niobate microcrystalline particles. Light-controllable weak localization of photons in a suspension is demonstrated for the first time to our knowledge. The effect is attributed to the reorientation of microcrystalline particles in the field of a linearly polarized pump beam. Thus the isotropic suspension becomes partially anisotropic.

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J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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T. Schwartz, G. Bartal, S. Fishman, and M. Segev, Nature 446, 52 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2004 (1)

R. Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, C. Cheung, A. G. Yodh, and D. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033903 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

2001 (1)

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M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Nature 394, 348(1998).
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Belsley, M.

Bernard, A.

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
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Bouyer, P.

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
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Fishman, S.

T. Schwartz, G. Bartal, S. Fishman, and M. Segev, Nature 446, 52 (2007).
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H. Kaveh, M. Rosenbluh, I. Edrei, and I. Freund, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2049 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef]

Hambrecht, B.

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. Kawato, T. Hattori, T. Takemori, and H. Nakatsuka, Phys. Rev. B 49, 90 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Heckenberg, N. R.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Nature 394, 348(1998).
[CrossRef]

Josse, V.

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Kaveh, H.

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Kawato, S.

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J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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P. E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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S. Kawato, T. Hattori, T. Takemori, and H. Nakatsuka, Phys. Rev. B 49, 90 (1994).
[CrossRef]

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D. F. Nelson and R. M. Mikulyak, J. Appl. Phys. 45, 3688 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Nieminen, T. A.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Nature 394, 348(1998).
[CrossRef]

Nunes-Pereira, E. J.

Righini, R.

D. S. Wiersma, M. Colocci, and R. Righini, Phys. Rev. B 64, 144208 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Rosenbluh, M.

H. Kaveh, M. Rosenbluh, I. Edrei, and I. Freund, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2049 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Rubinsztein-Dunlop, H.

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Nature 394, 348(1998).
[CrossRef]

Sanchez-Palencia, L.

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Sapienza, R.

R. Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, C. Cheung, A. G. Yodh, and D. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033903 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Schwartz, T.

T. Schwartz, G. Bartal, S. Fishman, and M. Segev, Nature 446, 52 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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T. Schwartz, G. Bartal, S. Fishman, and M. Segev, Nature 446, 52 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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Simoni, F.

F. Simoni, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystal and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (World Scientific, 1997).

Takemori, T.

S. Kawato, T. Hattori, T. Takemori, and H. Nakatsuka, Phys. Rev. B 49, 90 (1994).
[CrossRef]

Wiersma, D.

R. Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, C. Cheung, A. G. Yodh, and D. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033903 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Wiersma, D. S.

D. S. Wiersma, M. Colocci, and R. Righini, Phys. Rev. B 64, 144208 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Wolf, P. E.

E. Akkermans, P. E. Wolf, and R. Maynard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1471 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Yodh, A. G.

R. Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, C. Cheung, A. G. Yodh, and D. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033903 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Zuo, Z.

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

J. Appl. Phys. (1)

D. F. Nelson and R. M. Mikulyak, J. Appl. Phys. 45, 3688 (1974).
[CrossRef]

Nature (3)

M. E. J. Friese, T. A. Nieminen, N. R. Heckenberg, and H. Rubinsztein-Dunlop, Nature 394, 348(1998).
[CrossRef]

J. Billy, V. Josse, Z. Zuo, A. Bernard, B. Hambrecht, P. Lugan, D. Clément, L. Sanchez-Palencia, P. Bouyer, and A. Aspect, Nature 453, 891 (2008).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

T. Schwartz, G. Bartal, S. Fishman, and M. Segev, Nature 446, 52 (2007).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Express (1)

Phys. Rev. (1)

P. W. Anderson, Phys. Rev. 109, 1492 (1958).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. B (2)

S. Kawato, T. Hattori, T. Takemori, and H. Nakatsuka, Phys. Rev. B 49, 90 (1994).
[CrossRef]

D. S. Wiersma, M. Colocci, and R. Righini, Phys. Rev. B 64, 144208 (2001).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett. (4)

R. Sapienza, S. Mujumdar, C. Cheung, A. G. Yodh, and D. Wiersma, Phys. Rev. Lett. 92, 033903 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

P. E. Wolf and G. Maret, Phys. Rev. Lett. 55, 2696 (1985).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

E. Akkermans, P. E. Wolf, and R. Maynard, Phys. Rev. Lett. 56, 1471 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

H. Kaveh, M. Rosenbluh, I. Edrei, and I. Freund, Phys. Rev. Lett. 57, 2049 (1986).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Other (2)

F. Simoni, Nonlinear Optical Properties of Liquid Crystal and Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (World Scientific, 1997).

P. Sheng, Introduction to Wave Scattering, Localization, and Mesoscopic Phenomena (Academic, 1995).

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Fig. 1
Fig. 1

CBS cone of the suspension: (a) image of backscattered intensity distribution under polarization-preserving detection and (b) intensity profile.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Temporal evolution of the angular width of CBS cones. The vertical coordinate α = W t / W o is the ratio between the width W t at the time t and the initial width W o . The quantity α WO is the ratio without pump light, and α VV and α VH are the ratios for VV and VH geometries, respectively.

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D · d E = ε 0 [ ε E 2 + Δ ε ( n ^ · E ) 2 ] / 2.
W = k λ ρ ( κ 2 1 ) 2 ,

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