Applied Physics A

, Volume 73, Issue 1, pp 125–127

Strong enhancement of spontaneous emission in amorphous-silicon-nitride photonic crystal based coupled-microcavity structures

  • M. Bayindir
  • S. Tanriseven
  • A. Aydinli
  • E. Ozbay
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DOI: 10.1007/s003390100890

Cite this article as:
Bayindir, M., Tanriseven, S., Aydinli, A. et al. Appl Phys A (2001) 73: 125. doi:10.1007/s003390100890

Abstract.

We investigated photoluminescence (PL) from one-dimensional photonic band gap structures. The photonic crystals, a Fabry–Perot (FP) resonator and a coupled-microcavity (CMC) structure, were fabricated by using alternating hydrogenated amorphous-silicon-nitride and hydrogenated amorphous-silicon-oxide layers. It was observed that these structures strongly modify the PL spectra from optically active amorphous-silicon-nitride thin films. Narrow-band and wide-band PL spectra were achieved in the FP microcavity and the CMC structure, respectively. The angle dependence of PL peak of the FP resonator was also investigated. We also observed that the spontaneous emission increased drastically at the coupled-cavity band edge of the CMC structure due to extremely low group velocity and long photon lifetime. The measurements agree well with the transfer-matrix method results and the prediction of the tight-binding approximation.

PACS: 42.70.Qs; 78.55.-m; 42.60.Da;78.66.Jg 

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© Springer-Verlag 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Bayindir
    • 1
  • S. Tanriseven
    • 1
  • A. Aydinli
    • 1
  • E. Ozbay
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics, Bilkent University, Bilkent, 06533 Ankara, TurkeyTR

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