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.
Scopus Subject Areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Statistics and Probability
- Condensed Matter Physics