Spontaneous radiation from a V-type three-level atom in three-dimensional photonic crystals

Ya ping Yang, Shuang yuan Xie, Hong Chen, Shi Yao ZHU, Xiang Wu

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The spontaneous radiation from a V-type three-level atom embedded in a photonic crystal with three-dimensional dispersion relation is studied. The radiation field displays some novel behaviors, which are different from that for the isotropic case, due to no singularity in the density of states for the anisotropic case. The picture of the transference between the localized field, the diffusion field and the propagating field is given. The significant difference between the isotropic and anisotropic models resulting from the difference in the density of modes (DOS) is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-356
Number of pages8
JournalOptics Communications
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 15 Aug 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

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


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