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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 17 — Sep. 1, 2010
  • pp: 2898–2900

Observation of Lamb shift and modified spontaneous emission dynamics in the YBO 3 : Eu 3 + inverse opal

Qiong Liu, Hongwei Song, Wei Wang, Xue Bai, Yu Wang, Biao Dong, Lin Xu, and Wei Han  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 17, pp. 2898-2900 (2010)

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The study of Lamb shift plays a unique role in quantum electrodynamics because it provides an excellent test of the theory on photonic crystals (PCs). In this Letter, we present the first observation of large Lamb shift in the YBO 3 : Eu 3 + inverse opals fabricated by the polystyrene templating method. In addition, it is very interesting to observe that the luminescent dynamics of Eu 3 + decayed with a faster power law ( t 3 ), followed by a slower exponential process due to the coexistence of the diffusion field and the propagating field in the PCs.

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OCIS Codes
(300.6280) Spectroscopy : Spectroscopy, fluorescence and luminescence
(050.5298) Diffraction and gratings : Photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Physical Optics

Original Manuscript: April 1, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 2, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2010
Published: August 23, 2010

Qiong Liu, Hongwei Song, Wei Wang, Xue Bai, Yu Wang, Biao Dong, Lin Xu, and Wei Han, "Observation of Lamb shift and modified spontaneous emission dynamics in the YBO3:Eu3+ inverse opal," Opt. Lett. 35, 2898-2900 (2010)

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