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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 15 — Aug. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1768–1770

Dynamics of spontaneous emission from SiN with two-dimensional photonic crystals

Xingsheng Xu, Toshiki Yamada, Rieko Ueda, and Akira Otomo  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 15, pp. 1768-1770 (2008)

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We investigated the dynamics of spontaneous emission from a photonic crystal etched into a SiN slab. After fitting the decay curves of the emission to double exponential functions, we divided the dynamic process of the spontaneous emission into a fast process and a slow process. It was observed that the presence of the photonic crystal increased the proportion of the fast decay component, and consequently, the emission rate and time-integrated emission intensity were also enhanced. These enhancements were a result of the coupling of the guide modes to the leaky modes of the photonic crystal slab waveguide.

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OCIS Codes
(160.2540) Materials : Fluorescent and luminescent materials
(260.2160) Physical optics : Energy transfer
(260.3800) Physical optics : Luminescence
(160.5298) Materials : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Revised Manuscript: May 27, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: May 29, 2008
Published: July 30, 2008

Xingsheng Xu, Toshiki Yamada, Rieko Ueda, and Akira Otomo, "Dynamics of spontaneous emission from SiN with two-dimensional photonic crystals," Opt. Lett. 33, 1768-1770 (2008)

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