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What is the application for localization of electromagnetic waves?

  1. Jan 2, 2007 #1
    P.W. Anderson won the Nobel prize for the investigation of electron localization phenomenon in semiconductor crystals. And in recent years there are people investigate into the localization of photon in random media. I read some publication but none of them say anything about the application of this study. For example, if one could observe the localization of IR photon in a certain material. So what? What is the potential application for this study? What problem does he solved? I'm just a bit confused.

    One reference is:

    D. S. Wiersma, P. Bartolini, A. Lagendijk and R. Righini, "Localization of light in a disordered medium", Nature, 390 (1997) 671
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