Dipole–dipole interaction in nanoscale photonic quantum wells



The dipole–dipole interaction (DDI) has been studied in photonic quantum wells are simulated from two photonic crystals say A and B. An ensemble of nanoparticles is doped within the quantum well layer. Nanoparticles are interacting with each other via DDI. The absorption spectrum has been calculated by using the time dependent Schrodinger equation method. A probe field is applied to measure the absorption spectrum. Numerical simulations for the absorption coefficient have been performed. It has been found that in the absence of DDI the spectrum has two peaks and a minimum at zero detuning. However, in the presence of the large DDI coupling both peaks disappear and a large minimum appears. This means that the positions and heights of peaks can be changed due to DDI interaction. This study can be used to make new types of optical devices. (© 2009 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim)