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  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 9 — May. 6, 2013
  • pp: 10651–10658

Numerical analysis on the feasibility of a multi-layered dielectric sphere as a three-dimensional photonic crystal

Kenji Imakita, Hiroki Shibata, Minoru Fujii, and Shinji Hayashi  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 9, pp. 10651-10658 (2013)

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The radiative decay rate of a dipole emitter inside the core of a multi-layered dielectric sphere is theoretically investigated. It is shown that, when the thickness of each layer coincides with a quarter wavelength, the multi-layered sphere has a great potential to work as a three-dimensional photonic crystal with a high quality factor and a small mode volume. From the analysis of the dipole position dependence of a radiative decay rate, we show that a smaller core radius, a quarter wavelength at the smallest, is more suitable for real applications. The investigation on the tolerance for thickness nonuniformity reveals that the thickness variation of 10% is tolerable.

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OCIS Codes
(160.1245) Materials : Artificially engineered materials
(160.5293) Materials : Photonic bandgap materials
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Photonic Crystals

Original Manuscript: February 26, 2013
Revised Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: April 15, 2013
Published: April 24, 2013

Kenji Imakita, Hiroki Shibata, Minoru Fujii, and Shinji Hayashi, "Numerical analysis on the feasibility of a multi-layered dielectric sphere as a three-dimensional photonic crystal," Opt. Express 21, 10651-10658 (2013)

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