Localization of Wavefunctions in Disordered Billiards

Experimental observation of localized wavefunctions in disordered billiards, and deviations from the Porter-Thomas distribution due to localization in disordered billiards. These were the first experiments to be performed on disordered billiards.

We show the evolution of localization with increasing scattering by measuring wavefunctions in disordered billiards.

 Phys. Rev. Lett., 75, 822 (1995)

Disordered Billiard: SC4 (12 Scatterers)

Disordered Billiard: SC2 (40 Scatterers)

Disordered Billiard: SC5 (72 Scatterers)