Spontaneous spectrum of a V-type atomic system near a photonic band edge

Yaping Yang, Zhixin Lin, Shi Yao ZHU*, Hong Chen, Weiguo Feng

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We discuss the spontaneous emission spectrum from a V-type atom in a photonic band gap material. We find that the destructive interference could result in a dark line in the spectrum while the constructive interference could result in the merger of two propagating modes. The energy of the localized field (or propagating field) could be enhanced or reduced by the quantum interference. (C) 2000 Published by Elsevier Science B.V.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)41-46
Number of pages6
JournalPhysics Letters A
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2000

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

User-Defined Keywords

  • Photonic crystals
  • Quantum interference
  • Spontaneous spectrum


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