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Spontaneous Emission and Laser Oscillation in Microcavities

1st Edition

By Hiroyuki Yokoyama, Kikuo Ujihara

CRC Press

384 pages

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In spite of the increasing importance of microcavities, device physics or the observable phenomena in optical microcavities such as enhanced or inhibited spontaneous emission and its relation with the laser oscillation has not been systematically well-described-until now.

Spontaneous Emission and Laser Oscillation in Microcavities presents the basics of optical microcavities. The volume is divided into ten chapters, each written by respected authorities in their areas.

The book surveys several methods describing free space spontaneous emission and discusses changes in the feature due to the presence of a cavity. The effect of dephasing of vacuum fields on spontaneous emission in a microcavity and the effects of atomic broadening on spontaneous emission in an optical microcavity are examined. The book details the splitting in transmission peaks of planar microcavities containing semiconductor quantum wells.

A simple but useful way to consider the change in the spontaneous emission rate from the viewpoint of mode density alteration by wavelength-sized cavities is provided. Authors also discuss the spontaneous emission in dielectric planar microcavities. Spontaneous emission in microcavity surface emitting lasers is covered, as are the effects of electron confinement in semiconductor quantum wells, wires, and boxes also given.

The volume extends the controlling spontaneous emission phenomenon to laser oscillation. Starting from the Fermi golden rule, the microcavity laser rate equations are derived, and the oscillation characteristics are analyzed. Recent progress in optical microcavity experiments is summarized, and the applicability in massively optical parallel processing systems and demands for the device performance are explored.

This volume is extremely useful as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate students and works well as a unique reference for researchers beginning to study in the field.

Table of Contents

Spontaneous Emission in Optical Cavities: A Tutorial Review, E.V. Goldstein and P. Meystre

Introduction

Free Space Spontaneous Emission

Spontaneous Emission in Cavities

Velocity-Dependent Spontaneous Emission

Conclusion

A Simple Theory on the Effect of Dephasing of Vacuum Fields on Spontaneous Emission in a Microcavity, Y. Lee

Introduction

Theoretical Model I

Theoretical Model II

Summary

Appendicies A-C

Effects of Atomic Broadening on Spontaneous Emission in an Optical Microcavity, K. Ujihara

Introduction

Analysis of Spontaneous Emission

Discussion and Conclusion

Microcavities and Semiconductors: The Strong-Coupling Regime, C. Weisbuch, R. Houdré, and R.P. Stanley

Introduction

The Fabry-Pérot Resonator: A Planar Microcavity

Models of Strong Light-Matter Coupling

Optics of Semiconductors

Conclusion

Electromagnetic Field Mode Density Calculated via Mode Counting, S.D. Brorson

Introduction

No Confinement: A Dipole in Free Space

One Dimension of Confinement: The Planar Mirror Cavity

Two Dimensions of Confinement: The Waveguide Cavity

Three Dimensions of Confinement: The Box Microcavity

Discussion

Spontaneous Emission in Dielectric Planar Microcavities, G. Björk and Y. Yamamoto

Introduction

The Ideal Planar Cavity

Fundamentals of Dielectric Bragg Mirrors

Dielectric Cavity Spontaneous Emission Pattern

Dielectric Cavity Spontaneous Emission Lifetime

Dielectric Cavity Stimulated Emission

Conclusions and Outlooks

Spontaneous Emission in Microcavity Surface Emitting Lasers, T. Baba and K. Iga

Introduction

Spontaneous Emission in a Microcavity

Expression of Radiation Energy

Modes in Microcavity SELS

Spontaneous Emission Factor

Effects of Electron Quantum Confinement

Lasing Characteristics

Summary

Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission in the Microcavity Laser, H. Yokoyama

Introduction

Photon Emission in Microcavities

Microcavity Lasers

Microcavity Semiconductor Lasers

Prospects for Device Applications

Summary

Recent Progress in Optical Microcavity Experiments, H. Yokoyama

Introduction

Cavity Configurations

Alterations in Spontaneous Emission Properties

Laser Oscillation

Summary

Application of Microcavities: New Photoelectronic Integrated Systems, I. Hayashi

Introduction

Photoelectronic Integrated Systems

Micro-Photoelectronic Devices

Summary and Future Prospects

Index

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI077000
SCIENCE / Solid State Physics
TEC019000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Lasers & Photonics