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  • Vol. 28, Iss. 23 — Dec. 1, 2003
  • pp: 2390–2392

Enhancement of spontaneous emission from the resonant modes of a photonic crystal slab single-defect cavity

H. Y. Ryu and M. Notomi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 28, Issue 23, pp. 2390-2392 (2003)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.28.002390


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Abstract

Modification of the spontaneous-emission lifetime in photonic crystal single-defect resonant modes is studied with the finite-difference time domain method. We investigate spontaneous-emission enhancement from the monopole and the dipole modes of a hexagonal lattice cavity, considering the effects of the finite emitter linewidth and spectral detuning. Large spontaneous-emission enhancement of >50 is achieved numerically from the high-quality-factor monopole mode when the emitter linewidth is comparable with the resonant-mode linewidth. However, if broad-linewidth material is used and a detuning effect is included, the dipole mode with a low quality factor and a smaller mode volume could be more advantageous for spontaneous-emission enhancement.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators
(270.5580) Quantum optics : Quantum electrodynamics
(350.3950) Other areas of optics : Micro-optics

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H. Y. Ryu and M. Notomi, "Enhancement of spontaneous emission from the resonant modes of a photonic crystal slab single-defect cavity," Opt. Lett. 28, 2390-2392 (2003)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-28-23-2390


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