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Three-dimensionally confined modes in micropost microcavities: quality factors and Purcell factors

Pelton, Matthew and Vučković, Jelena and Solomon, Glenn S. and Scherer, Axel and Yamamoto, Yoshihisa (2002) Three-dimensionally confined modes in micropost microcavities: quality factors and Purcell factors. IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, 38 (2). pp. 170-177. ISSN 0018-9197. doi:10.1109/3.980269.

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We present detailed calculations of the mode structure of distributed-Bragg-reflector micropost microcavities. Two methods are used: a first-principles, finite-difference time-domain model, and an approximate, heuristic model based on the separation of variables. We calculate modal quality factors, as well as enhancement of spontaneous emission rates, from single quantum dots in the microcavities. Both ideal and realistic post shapes are considered. The two methods give similar results, and are capable of accurately predicting experimentally measured values.

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Additional Information:© 2002 IEEE. Manuscript received July 19, 2001. The work of M. Pelton was supported by the Stanford Graduate Fellowships program. The work of G. S. Solomon was supported by the Army Research Office. The work of J. Vučković and A. Scherer was supported in part by the Caltech MURI Center for Quantum Networks under ARO Grant DAAD19-00-1-0374. The authors thank H. Deng for valuable assistance.
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Army Research Office (ARO)DAAD19-00-1-0374
Subject Keywords:Cavity quantum electrodynamics, microcavities, photonic bandgaps, quantum dots, spontaneous emission modification
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Official Citation:M. Pelton, J. Vukovic, G. S. Solomon, A. Scherer and Y. Yamamoto, "Three-dimensionally confined modes in micropost microcavities: quality factors and Purcell factors," in IEEE Journal of Quantum Electronics, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 170-177, Feb. 2002. doi: 10.1109/3.980269
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