Suppression of spontaneous emission for two-dimensional GaAs photonic crystal microcavities

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Summary form only given. Spontaneous emission represents a loss mechanism that fundamentally limits the performance of semiconductor lasers. The rate of spontaneous emission may, however, be controlled by a new class of periodic dielectric structures known as photonic crystals. Although a three-dimensional periodic structure may rigorously forbid spontaneous emission within a frequency interval, a simpler-to-fabricate two-dimensional (2-D) periodic structure may also introduce a large suppression of spontaneous emission.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSummaries of Papers Presented at the Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference, 1999. QELS '99. Technical Digest.
Publication date1999
ISBN (Print)1-55752-576-X
StatePublished - 1999
Event1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: 23 May 199926 May 1999


Conference1999 Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
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