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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 17, Iss. 8 — Apr. 13, 2009
  • pp: 6636–6642

Luminescence properties of a Fibonacci photonic quasicrystal

V. Passias, N. V. Valappil, Z. Shi, L. Deych, A. A. Lisyansky, and V. M. Menon  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 17, Issue 8, pp. 6636-6642 (2009)

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An active one-dimensional Fibonacci photonic quasi-crystal is realized via spin coating. Luminescence properties of an organic dye embedded in the quasi-crystal are studied experimentally and compared to theoretical simulations. The luminescence occurs via the pseudo-bandedge mode and follows the dispersion properties of the Fibonacci crystal. Time resolved luminescence measurement of the active structure shows faster spontaneous emission rate, indicating the effect of the large photon densities available at the bandedge due to the presence of critically localized states. The experimental results are in good agreement with the theoretical calculations for steady-state luminescence spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: March 3, 2009
Revised Manuscript: April 5, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: April 5, 2009
Published: April 7, 2009

V. Passias, N. V. Valappil, Z. Shi, L. Deych, A. A. Lisyansky, and V. M. Menon, "Luminescence properties of a Fibonacci photonic quasicrystal," Opt. Express 17, 6636-6642 (2009)

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