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  • Vol. 29, Iss. 22 — Nov. 15, 2004
  • pp: 2659–2661

Enhanced single-photon emission from quantum dots in photonic crystal waveguides and nanocavities

S. Hughes  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 29, Issue 22, pp. 2659-2661 (2004)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.29.002659


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Abstract

A theoretical formalism is presented to investigate enhanced radiative decay of excited dipoles in photonic crystal waveguides and nanocavities with a view to achieving efficient single-photon emission from embedded quantum dots. Surprisingly, large enhancement effects are achievable in both waveguides and nanocavities, and enhanced emission in the waveguide is shown to scale proportionally (inversely) with the photon group index (velocity). Further, a way to include radiative coupling of the quantum dot is shown, and the importance of its inclusion is subsequently demonstrated.

© 2004 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(130.0130) Integrated optics : Integrated optics
(270.0270) Quantum optics : Quantum optics

Citation
S. Hughes, "Enhanced single-photon emission from quantum dots in photonic crystal waveguides and nanocavities," Opt. Lett. 29, 2659-2661 (2004)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-29-22-2659


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