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  • Editor: Michael Duncan
  • Vol. 14, Iss. 25 — Dec. 11, 2006
  • pp: 12439–12444

Manipulation of spontaneous emission in a tapered photonic crystal fibre

S. J. Myers, D. P. Fussell, J. M. Dawes, E. Mägi, R. C. McPhedran, B. J. Eggleton, and C. Martijn de Sterke  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 14, Issue 25, pp. 12439-12444 (2006)

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We characterize the spontaneous emission of dye that is introduced into the central core of a tapered photonic crystal fiber. Since the photonic crystal period in the fibre cladding varies along the taper, the transmission and spontaneous emission spectra over a wide range of relative frequencies can be observed. The spontaneous emission spectra of the fibre transverse to the fiber axis show suppression due to partial band-gaps of the structure, and also enhancement of spontaneous emission near the band edges. We associate these with van Hove features, as well as finite cluster size effects.

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OCIS Codes
(050.1950) Diffraction and gratings : Diffraction gratings
(060.2310) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystal Fibers

Original Manuscript: October 4, 2006
Revised Manuscript: November 28, 2006
Manuscript Accepted: November 28, 2006
Published: December 11, 2006

S. J. Myers, D. P. Fussell, J. M. Dawes, E. Mägi, R. C. McPhedran, B. J. Eggleton, and C. Martijn de Sterke, "Manipulation of spontaneous emission in a tapered photonic crystal fibre," Opt. Express 14, 12439-12444 (2006)

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