Manipulation of spontaneous emission in a tapered photonic crystal fibre

S. J. Myers*, D. P. Fussell, J. M. Dawes, E. Mägi, R. C. McPhedran, B. J. Eggleton, C. Martijn De Sterke

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We characterize the spontaneous emission of dye that is introduced into the central core of a tapered photonic crystal fiber. Since the photonic crystal period in the fibre cladding varies along the taper, the transmission and spontaneous emission spectra over a wide range of relative frequencies can be observed. The spontaneous emission spectra of the fibre transverse to the fiber axis show suppression due to partial band-gaps of the structure, and also enhancement of spontaneous emission near the band edges. We associate these with van Hove features, as well as finite cluster size effects.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12439-12444
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - 11 Dec 2006


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