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Electromagnetic vacuum confinement effects in the optical microscopic cavity
Author(s): Francesco De Martini; Michele Marrocco; Paolo Mataloni; Daniele Murra
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Paper Abstract

The process of the spontaneous emission (SpE) from an active microscopic cavity (microcavity) is shown with emphasis on mirror separation of the order of the optical wavelength. The relevant effects of SpE enhancement and inhibition, non-exponential decay, and emission anisotropy are outlined for a cavity terminated by mirrors bearing either metal -- or semiconductor -- multilayered coatings. Finally, an experiment regarding the possibility of detecting the field distribution within the cavity of the emission wavelength is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 October 1992
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1726, 1992 Shanghai International Symposium on Quantum Optics, (28 October 1992); doi: 10.1117/12.140329
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Francesco De Martini, Univ. La Sapienza (Italy)
Michele Marrocco, Univ. La Sapienza (Italy)
Paolo Mataloni, Univ. La Sapienza (Italy)
Daniele Murra, Univ. La Sapienza (Italy)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1726:
1992 Shanghai International Symposium on Quantum Optics

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