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
    Publication statusPublished - 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
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityBaltimore, MD
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