Spontaneous emission field of a two-level atom embedded in one-dimensional left-handed- and right-handed-material photonic crystals

Jing Ping Xu*, Nian Hua Liu, Shi Yao ZHU

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Abstract

We investigate the spontaneous emission (SpE) of a two-level atom embedded in one-dimensional photonic crystals composed of left-hand material (LHM) and right-hand material. A complete set of mode functions is constructed for quantizing the radiation field. The radiated field distribution under the condition of impedance matching is calculated. The radiated field is focused in each layer and propagates along the direction normal to each layer due to the LHM. With such a structure we can control the propagation of the SpE field without changing the SpE rate.

Original languageEnglish
Article number016604
JournalPhysical Review E
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2006

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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