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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 15 — Jul. 20, 2009
  • pp: 13168–13177

Doubly enhanced spontaneous emission due to increased photon density of states at photonic band edge frequencies

Keiji Kuroda, Tsutomu Sawada, Takashi Kuroda, Kenji Watanabe, and Kazuaki Sakoda  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 15, pp. 13168-13177 (2009)

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Double enhancement of spontaneous emission due to increased photon density of states at the emission frequency and the small group velocity of light at the excitation frequency was clearly demonstrated by angle-resolved photoluminescence experiments for dielectric multilayers composed of Ta2O5 and SiO2 with oxygen vacancies as light emitters. Theoretical emission profiles given by the weak modulation approximation agreed well with the experimental observations.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: April 27, 2009
Revised Manuscript: July 12, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: July 13, 2009
Published: July 17, 2009

Keiji Kuroda, Tsutomu Sawada, Takashi Kuroda, Kenji Watanabe, and Kazuaki Sakoda, "Doubly enhanced spontaneous emission due to increased photon density of states at photonic band edge frequencies," Opt. Express 17, 13168-13177 (2009)

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