The authors thank the UK EPSRC for support of this work via grants S58331, S05687, and S09838, and the European Union via 5th Framework project “HYTEC” (HPRN-CT-2002-00315).
Spontaneous Emission Control in Micropillar Cavities Containing a Fluorescent Molecular Dye†
Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
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Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 742–747, March, 2006
How to Cite
Adawi, A. M., Cadby, A., Connolly, L. G., Hung, W.-C., Dean, R., Tahraoui, A., Fox, A. M., Cullis, A. G., Sanvitto, D., Skolnick, M. S. and Lidzey, D. G. (2006), Spontaneous Emission Control in Micropillar Cavities Containing a Fluorescent Molecular Dye. Adv. Mater., 18: 742–747. doi: 10.1002/adma.200502099
- Issue published online: 15 MAR 2006
- Article first published online: 22 FEB 2006
- Manuscript Received: 4 OCT 2005
- Photonic devices;
- Quantum emitters
The fabrication of micropillar microcavities containing a fluorescent organic dye is reported. Scanning near-field optical microscopy of the luminescence from such structures (see figure and cover) confirms that a significant increase in radiative rate occurs as a result of the reduced optical-mode volume. Such structures may eventually permit efficient single-photon light sources operating at room temperature to be developed for quantum-cryptography and quantum-computing applications.