Scattering theory for stationary materials with PT symmetry

P. A. Brandao, O. Korotkova

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A theoretical framework is developed for scattering of scalar radiation from stationary, three-dimensional media with correlation functions of scattering potentials obeying PT symmetry. It is illustrated that, unlike in scattering from deterministic PT-symmetric media, its stationary generalization involves two mechanisms leading to symmetry breaking in the statistics of scattered radiation, one stemming from the complex-valued medium realizations and the other stemming from the complex-valued degree of the medium's correlation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number013502
JournalPhysical Review A
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 4 2021

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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