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Journal of the Optical Society of America B

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  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 2 — Feb. 1, 2014
  • pp: 237–247

Polarized spontaneous emission from an emitter in controlled nodal vacuum fluctuations near a single high reflector

Hideo Iwase  »View Author Affiliations


JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 2, pp. 237-247 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/JOSAB.31.000237


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Abstract

Polarization-dependent spontaneous emission (SE) from multiple quantum wells (MQWs) sandwiched between a high-reflectivity distributed Bragg reflector (DBR) and a low-reflectivity surface of about 30% reflectance was investigated. In photoluminescence spectra, a split of the p- and s-polarized emission peaks was observed at the DBR band edges, while emission was completely suppressed in its bandgap. Theoretical analysis of the SE rate, based on quantum electrodynamics, explains well the experimental observations; that is, SE enhancement ratios of polarized light can be varied drastically by shifting the position of the low-reflectivity surface that modifies the nodal vacuum fluctuations in front of the high reflector.

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OCIS Codes
(130.2790) Integrated optics : Guided waves
(130.3120) Integrated optics : Integrated optics devices
(270.2500) Quantum optics : Fluctuations, relaxations, and noise

ToC Category:
Integrated Optics

History
Original Manuscript: August 29, 2013
Revised Manuscript: November 30, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: December 4, 2013
Published: January 10, 2014

Citation
Hideo Iwase, "Polarized spontaneous emission from an emitter in controlled nodal vacuum fluctuations near a single high reflector," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 237-247 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/josab/abstract.cfm?URI=josab-31-2-237


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