The emission and transmission properties of realistic photonic-band-structure woodpile lattices are investigated by use of a scattering-matrix treatment. Lattices with three to nine layers are studied, and the results are interpreted with band-structure calculations for an infinite lattice. Calculations of the total radiative loss rate for a source within the lattice show that these structures can provide significant inhibition of emission, with values as low as 3% of the free-space value in the nine-layer structure.
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(130.3130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics materials
(230.1480) Optical devices : Bragg reflectors
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.4170) Optical devices : Multilayers
(300.2140) Spectroscopy : Emission
D. M. Whittaker, "Inhibited emission in photonic woodpile lattices," Opt. Lett. 25, 779-781 (2000)