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Localization of Classical Waves I: Acoustic Waves.
 Commun. Math. Phys
, 1996
"... We consider classical acoustic waves in a medium described by a position dependent mass density %(x). We assume that %(x) is a random perturbation of a periodic function % 0 (x) and that the periodic acoustic operator A 0 = \Gammar \Delta 1 %0 (x) r has a gap in the spectrum. We prove the existe ..."
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We consider classical acoustic waves in a medium described by a position dependent mass density %(x). We assume that %(x) is a random perturbation of a periodic function % 0 (x) and that the periodic acoustic operator A 0 = \Gammar \Delta 1 %0 (x) r has a gap in the spectrum. We prove the existence of localized waves, i.e., finite energy solutions of the acoustic equations with the property that almost all of the wave's energy remains in a fixed bounded region of space at all times, with probability one. Localization of acoustic waves is a consequence of Anderson localization for the selfadjoint operators A = \Gammar \Delta 1 %(x) r on L 2 (R d ). We prove that, in the random medium described by %(x), the random operator A exhibits Anderson localization inside the gap in the spectrum of A 0 . This is shown even in situations when the gap is totally filled by the spectrum of the random operator; we can prescribe random environments that ensure localization in almost the wh...
Localization of Classical Waves II: Electromagnetic Waves.
 Commun. Math. Phys
, 1997
"... We consider electromagnetic waves in a medium described by a position dependent dielectric constant "(x). We assume that "(x) is a random perturbation of a periodic function " 0 (x) and that the periodic Maxwell operator M 0 = r \Theta 1 " 0 (x) r \Theta has a gap in the spectrum, were r \Thet ..."
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We consider electromagnetic waves in a medium described by a position dependent dielectric constant "(x). We assume that "(x) is a random perturbation of a periodic function " 0 (x) and that the periodic Maxwell operator M 0 = r \Theta 1 " 0 (x) r \Theta has a gap in the spectrum, were r \Theta \Psi = r\Theta\Psi. We prove the existence of localized waves, i.e., finite energy solutions of Maxwell's equations with the property that almost all of the wave's energy remains in a fixed bounded region of space at all times. Localization of electromagnetic waves is a consequence of Anderson localization for the selfadjoint operators M = r \Theta 1 "(x) r \Theta . We prove that, in the random medium described by "(x), the random operator M exhibits Anderson localization inside the gap in the spectrum of M 0 . This is shown even in situations when the gap is totally filled by the spectrum of the random operator; we can prescribe random environments that ensure localization in almo...
Dynamical Localization II with an Application to the Almost Mathieu Operator
, 1999
"... Several recent works have established dynamical localization for SchrÃ¶dinger operators, starting from control on the localization length of their eigenfunctions, in terms of their centers of localization. We provide an alternative way to obtain dynamical localization, without resorting to such a str ..."
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Several recent works have established dynamical localization for SchrÃ¶dinger operators, starting from control on the localization length of their eigenfunctions, in terms of their centers of localization. We provide an alternative way to obtain dynamical localization, without resorting to such a strong condition on the exponential decay of the eigenfunctions. Furthermore, we illustrate our purpose with the almost Mathieu operator, H ; ;! = + cos(2 ( + x!)), 15 and ! with good Diophantine properties. More precisely, for almost all , for all q > 0 and for all functions 2 ` 2 (Z) of compact support, we show that sup t he iH ; ;! t ; jXj q e iH ; ;! t i < C : The proof applies equally well to discrete and continuous random Hamiltonians. In all cases, it uses as input a repulsion principle of singular boxes, supplied in the random case by the multiscale analysis.