1, 2 and 3 Dimensional Photonic Materials Made Using Ion Beams: Fabrication and Optical Density-of-States
The spontaneous emission rate of an optical probe atom is strongly dependent on its optical environment. This concept is well known in one-dimensional geometries, e.g. for an atom placed near a mirror, a dielectric interface, or in a microcavity.1,2,3,4,5,6 With the recent development of two- and three-dimensional photonic crystals it becomes possible to tailor optical modes and the local optical density-of-states (DOS) to a much greater extent. Large effects on the spontaneous emission rate of optical probe ions are expected in these materials.
KeywordsPhotonic Crystal Spontaneous Emission Transverse Electric Spontaneous Emission Rate Radiative Decay Rate
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