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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Grover Swartzlander
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 9 — Sep. 1, 2014
  • pp: 2029–2035

Local field effects for spherical quantum dot emitters in the proximity of a planar dielectric interface

J. M. Gordon and Y. N. Gartstein  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 31, Issue 9, pp. 2029-2035 (2014)

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We use numerical solutions of macroscopic Maxwell’s equations to study spontaneous emission rates of model spherical quantum dot (QD) emitters in the vicinity of a highly polarizable dielectric substrate. It is demonstrated that extra polarization of the QD body taking place in the interfacial region may lead to appreciable deviations from the rates that would be expected under the assumption of a fixed magnitude of the effective QD transition dipole moment. Illustrations are given for both radiative and nonradiative decay processes, and potential experimental implications are discussed.

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OCIS Codes
(160.6000) Materials : Semiconductor materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

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Original Manuscript: April 11, 2014
Revised Manuscript: June 27, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: June 27, 2014
Published: August 5, 2014

J. M. Gordon and Y. N. Gartstein, "Local field effects for spherical quantum dot emitters in the proximity of a planar dielectric interface," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 31, 2029-2035 (2014)

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