"On donuts and peanuts": Strongly orientation-dependent spontaneous emission rates in any nanophotonic environment

Willem L. Vos, A. Femius Koenderink, Ivan S. Nikolaev

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Abstract

According to quantum electrodynamics, the emission rate of a two-level quantum emitter is described by Fermi's golden rule. Currently, there are many efforts to control the emission rate of quantum emitters by optimizing the nanoscale environment via the local density of optical states (LDOS) by, e.g., reflecting interfaces, microcavities, photonic crystals, or plasmonic nanoantennae. Control of spontaneous emission is notably relevant to solid-state applications, including miniature lasers and light-emitting diodes, single-photon sources for quantum information, and solar energy harvesting.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEuropean Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2009
PublisherOptical Society of America
ISBN (Print)9781424440801
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2009
Event11th European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2009 - Munich, Germany
Duration: 14 Jun 200919 Jun 2009
Conference number: 11
http://2009.cleoeurope.org/

Publication series

NameOptics InfoBase Conference Papers
ISSN (Electronic)2162-2701

Conference

Conference11th European Quantum Electronics Conference, EQEC 2009
Abbreviated titleEQEC 2009
CountryGermany
CityMunich
Period14/06/0919/06/09
Internet address

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