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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 15, Iss. 16 — Aug. 6, 2007
  • pp: 10356–10361

Efficient optical modeling of spontaneous emission in a cylindrically layered nanostructure

Xue-Wen Chen, Wallace C. H. Choy, and Sailing He  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 15, Issue 16, pp. 10356-10361 (2007)

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We present an efficient optical model to study spontaneous emission in a cylindrically layered nanostructure. The total emission power of an emitter in the nanostructure is efficiently calculated. A formula is derived to calculate the lateral-surface emission power. As examples of practical interest, spontaneous emission properties, including radiative transition rate of the emitter, the assignment of the emission to lateralsurface emission and waveguided emission, are comprehensively studied at the first time for an isolated ZnO nanowire and a ZnO/SiO2 nanocable.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3670) Optical devices : Light-emitting diodes
(260.2110) Physical optics : Electromagnetic optics

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: June 28, 2007
Revised Manuscript: July 28, 2007
Manuscript Accepted: July 28, 2007
Published: August 1, 2007

Xue-Wen Chen, Wallace C. H. Choy, and Sailing He, "Efficient optical modeling of spontaneous emission in a cylindrically layered nanostructure," Opt. Express 15, 10356-10361 (2007)

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