Fluorescence lifetimes and linewidths of dye in photonic crystals

Mischa Megens, Judith E.G.J. Wijnhoven, Ad Lagendijk, Willem L. Vos*

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We have measured spectrally resolved fluorescence lifetimes of dye incorporated in high-quality photonic crystals, made of colloidal spheres. The emission spectrum shows a pronounced Bragg notch. In contrast, the fluorescence lifetime does not depend on the interaction between light and the photonic crystal. The results are explained with a simple model of an atom in a cavity. The effects of homogeneous and inhomogeneous broadening of the emission spectrum of dye inside photonic crystals are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4727-4731
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1999
Externally publishedYes


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