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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Henry Van Driel
  • Vol. 26, Iss. 5 — May. 1, 2009
  • pp: 987–997

Accurate calculation of the local density of optical states in inverse-opal photonic crystals

Ivan S. Nikolaev, Willem L. Vos, and A. Femius Koenderink  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 26, Issue 5, pp. 987-997 (2009)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.26.000987


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Abstract

We have investigated the local density of optical states (LDOS) in titania and silicon inverse opals—three-dimensional photonic crystals that have been realized experimentally. We used the H-field plane-wave expansion method to calculate the density of states and the projected LDOS, which are directly relevant for spontaneous emission dynamics and strong coupling. We present the first quantitative analysis of the frequency resolution and of the accuracy of the calculated LDOS. We have calculated the projected LDOS for many different emitter positions and orientations in inverse opals in order to supply a theoretical interpretation for recent emission experiments and as reference results for future experiments and theory by other workers. The results show that the LDOS in inverse opals strongly depends on the crystal lattice parameter as well as on the position and orientation of emitting dipoles.

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OCIS Codes
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(290.4210) Scattering : Multiple scattering
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

History
Original Manuscript: January 8, 2009
Revised Manuscript: March 2, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: March 6, 2009
Published: April 10, 2009

Citation
Ivan S. Nikolaev, Willem L. Vos, and A. Femius Koenderink, "Accurate calculation of the local density of optical states in inverse-opal photonic crystals," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 26, 987-997 (2009)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-26-5-987

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