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Confined Photon Systems

Volume 531 of the series Lecture Notes in Physics pp 331-351

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Semiconductor microcavities, quantum boxes and the Purcell effect

  • Jean-Michel GérardAffiliated withFrance Telecom/CNET/DTD/CDP
  • , Bruno GayralAffiliated withFrance Telecom/CNET/DTD/CDP

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Abstract

We discuss the recent observation of a strong enhancement of the spontaneous emission rate (Purcell effect) for self-assembled InAs/GaAs quantum boxes inserted in GaAs-based pillar microcavities or microdisks.