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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 20 — Oct. 15, 2003
  • pp: 1909–1911

Three-dimensional photonic-crystal emission through thermal excitation

Shawn-Yu Lin, J. G. Fleming, and I. El-Kady  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 20, pp. 1909-1911 (2003)

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A three-dimensional tungsten photonic crystal is thermally excited and shown to emit light at a narrow band, λ = 3.3–4.25 μ m . The emission is experimentally observed to exceed that of the free-space Planck radiation over a wide temperature range, T = 475–850 K . It is proposed that an enhanced density of state associated with the propagating electromagnetic Bloch waves in the photonic crystal is responsible for this experimental finding.

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OCIS Codes
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

Shawn-Yu Lin, J. G. Fleming, and I. El-Kady, "Three-dimensional photonic-crystal emission through thermal excitation," Opt. Lett. 28, 1909-1911 (2003)

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