Mean free path of a photon in a gold suspension

Daozhong Zhang, Wei Hu, Guoqing Zheng, Zhaolin Li, Junhui Yang

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The possibility of light localization in a gold suspension is discussed in terms of Mie scattering theory. The results show that at the longer wavelength side of the Mie resonance, namely at 0.9-1 μm, the Ioffe-Regel criterion is able to be met, while the absorption length can be much longer than the elastic mean free path of a photon.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-35
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 15 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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