Abstract

We measure the distribution of intensity of microwave radiation transmitted through absorbing random waveguides of lengths L up to localization length ξ. For large intensity values the distribution is given by a negative stretched exponential to the 1/2 power, in agreement with predictions by Nieuwenhuizen and van Rossum[Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 2674 (1995)] for diffusing waves in nonabsorbing samples, as opposed to a negative exponential given by Rayleigh statistics. The intensity distribution is well described by a transform derived by Kogan and Kaveh [Phys.  Rev.  B 52, R3813 (1995)] of the measured distribution of total transmission.

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