Anderson transition in three-dimensional systems with non-Hermitian disorder

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Abstract

We study the Anderson transition for three-dimensional (3D) $N \times N \times N$ tightly bound cubic lattices where both real and imaginary parts of onsite energies are independent random variables distributed uniformly between $-W/2$ and $W/2$. Such a non-Hermitian analog of the Anderson model is used to describe random-laser medium with local loss and amplification. We employ eigenvalue statistics to search for the Anderson transition. For 25\% smallest-modulus complex eigenvalues we find the average ratio $r$ of distances to the first and the second nearest neighbor as a function of $W$. For a given $N$ the function $r(W)$ crosses from $0.72$ to 2/3 with a growing $W$ demonstrating a transition from delocalized to localized states. When plotted at different $N$ all $r(W)$ cross at $W_c = 6.0 \pm 0.1$ (in units of nearest neighbor overlap integral) clearly demonstrating the 3D Anderson transition. We find that in the non-Hermitian 2D Anderson model, the transition is replaced by a crossover.
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JournalPhys. Rev. B
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StatePublished - Nov 1 2019

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3 pages, 3 figures

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  • cond-mat.dis-nn

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