To decay or not to decay - or both ! quantum mechanics of spontaneous emission

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2008

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We discuss calculations of spontaneous emission from quantum dots in photonic crystals and show how the decay depends on the intrinsic properties of the emitter as well as the position. A number of fundamentally different types of spontaneous decay dynamics are shown to be possible, including counter intuitive situations in which the quantum dot decays only partially.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDOPS - Nyt
Publication date2008
Volume23
Journal number1
ISSN0901-4632
StatePublished
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