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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7901–7914

Purcell effect in photonic crystal microcavities embedding InAs/InP quantum wires

Josep Canet-Ferrer, Luis J. Martínez, Ivan Prieto, Benito Alén, Guillermo Muñoz-Matutano, David Fuster, Yolanda González, María L. Dotor, Luisa González, Pablo A. Postigo, and Juan P. Martínez-Pastor  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7901-7914 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.007901


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Abstract

The spontaneous emission rate and Purcell factor of self-assembled quantum wires embedded in photonic crystal micro-cavities are measured at 80 K by using micro-photoluminescence, under transient and steady state excitation conditions. The Purcell factors fall in the range 1.1 – 2 despite the theoretical prediction of ≈15.5 for the figure of merit. We explain this difference by introducing a polarization dependence on the cavity orientation, parallel or perpendicular with respect to the wire axis, plus spectral and spatial detuning factors for the emitters and the cavity modes, taking in account the finite size of the quantum wires.

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OCIS Codes
(020.5580) Atomic and molecular physics : Quantum electrodynamics
(230.0230) Optical devices : Optical devices
(230.5590) Optical devices : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optoelectronics

History
Original Manuscript: September 22, 2011
Revised Manuscript: October 28, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: December 13, 2011
Published: March 21, 2012

Citation
Josep Canet-Ferrer, Luis J. Martínez, Ivan Prieto, Benito Alén, Guillermo Muñoz-Matutano, David Fuster, Yolanda González, María L. Dotor, Luisa González, Pablo A. Postigo, and Juan P. Martínez-Pastor, "Purcell effect in photonic crystal microcavities embedding InAs/InP quantum wires," Opt. Express 20, 7901-7914 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-7-7901


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