Light Emission in Photonic Crystal Micro-Cavities

  • Eli Yablonovitch
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 340)


The creation of light has pre-occupied mankind, probably ever since cave men came to control fire. Since the invention of the electric light bulb, there have already been several revolutions in our ability to control light. One of these has been stimulated emission which gave rise to lasers. There have been many other developments recently which involve control over amplitude and phase of electromagnetic waves, including for example photon number state squeezing1.


Spontaneous Emission Cavity Mode Spontaneous Emission Rate Photon Number State Planck Formula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eli Yablonovitch
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  1. 1.UCLA Electrical Engineering Dept.Los AngelesUSA

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