Controlling the dynamics of spontaneous emission from quantum dots by photonic crystals

  title={Controlling the dynamics of spontaneous emission from quantum dots by photonic crystals},
  author={P. Lodahl and A. V. Driel and I. Nikolaev and A. Irman and K. Overgaag and D. Vanmaekelbergh and W. Vos},
  • P. Lodahl, A. V. Driel, +4 authors W. Vos
  • Published 2004
  • Physics, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Control of spontaneously emitted light lies at the heart of quantum optics. It is essential for diverse applications ranging from miniature lasers and light-emitting diodes, to single-photon sources for quantum information, and to solar energy harvesting. To explore such new quantum optics applications, a suitably tailored dielectric environment is required in which the vacuum fluctuations that control spontaneous emission can be manipulated. Photonic crystals provide such an environment: they… CONTINUE READING
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