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Phys Rev Lett. 2008 Jan 25;100(3):033902. Epub 2008 Jan 24.

Nonlinear coherent transport of waves in disordered media.

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Institut für Theoretische Physik, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Staudtstrasse 7, Erlangen, Germany.

Abstract

We present a diagrammatic theory for coherent backscattering from disordered dilute media in the nonlinear regime. We show that the coherent backscattering enhancement factor is strongly affected by the nonlinearity, and we corroborate these results by numerical simulations. Our theory can be applied to several physical scenarios such as scattering of light in a nonlinear Kerr medium or propagation of matter waves in disordered potentials.

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