We show that fractional decay may be observable in experiments using quantum dots and photonic crystals with parameters that are currently achievable. We focus on the case of inverse opal photonic crystals and locate the position in the crystal where the effect is most pronounced. Furthermore, we quantify the influence of absorptive loss and show that it is a limiting but not prohibitive effect.
© 2008 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 8, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: June 1, 2008
Published: July 7, 2008
Philip Kristensen, A. Femius Koenderink, Peter Lodahl, Bjarne Tromborg, and Jesper Mørk, "Fractional decay of quantum dots in real photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 33, 1557-1559 (2008)