Atom-atom interaction in an anisotropic photonic crystal

Ya Ping Yang*, Shuang Yuan Xie, Xiang Wu, Shi Yao ZHU

*Corresponding author for this work

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Spontaneous emission from two two-level atoms with direct dipole-dipole interaction (DDDI) between them is investigated in an anisotropic photonic crystal. The DDDI can depress or enhance the spontaneous emission. Either effect depends on the relative position of the upper levels from the bandgap.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)153-160
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number1-6
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2001

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

User-Defined Keywords

  • Dipole-dipole interaction
  • Photonic crystal
  • Spontaneous emission


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