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  • Editor: Franco Gori
  • Vol. 29, Iss. 3 — Mar. 1, 2012
  • pp: 303–312

Photoluminescence from a homogeneous volume source within an optical multilayer: analytical formulas

Enrico Nichelatti and Rosa Maria Montereali  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA A, Vol. 29, Issue 3, pp. 303-312 (2012)

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A theoretical model for light emission from a homogeneous volume source, such as an optically active layer, within a multilayer is demonstrated. The role of an external linearly polarized optical pump is taken into account. The resulting formulas for the radiated powers are fully analytical. They are applied to investigate the effect of a plane-wave pump in a basic λ/2 cavity and to calculate the photoluminescence polar diagrams of color centers from three resonating thin-film lithium-fluoride-based microstructures.

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OCIS Codes
(000.3860) General : Mathematical methods in physics
(140.5560) Lasers and laser optics : Pumping
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
(310.6805) Thin films : Theory and design

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: July 7, 2011
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 2, 2011
Published: February 16, 2012

Enrico Nichelatti and Rosa Maria Montereali, "Photoluminescence from a homogeneous volume source within an optical multilayer: analytical formulas," J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 29, 303-312 (2012)

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