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Spontaneous emission of rare earth ions confined in planar multilayer dielectric microcavities
Author(s): Herve Rigneault; Stephanie Robert; Claude Amra; Frederic Lamarque; Serge Monneret; Bernard Jacquier; Paul Moretti; Anne-Marie Jurdyc; A. Belarouci
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Paper Abstract

We investigate theoretically and experimentally the optical properties of planar Ta2O5/SiO2 multilayer structures implanted with rare earth ions such as erbium and praseodymium. We demonstrate that the spontaneous emission can be strongly enhanced in a direction normal to the layers if the luminescent ions are located in the spacer of a resonant Fabry-Perot type microcavity. Nevertheless, we show that a large amount of light is emitted into the guided modes of the planar stack reducing the optical confinement which is likely to be reached within this type of dielectric microcavities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 October 1997
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 3133, Optical Thin Films V: New Developments, (1 October 1997); doi: 10.1117/12.290182
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Herve Rigneault, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)
Stephanie Robert, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)
Claude Amra, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)
Frederic Lamarque, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)
Serge Monneret, Ecole Nationale Superieure de Physique de Marseille (France)
Bernard Jacquier, Univ. Claude Bernard de Lyon I (France)
Paul Moretti, Univ. Claude Bernard de Lyon I (France)
Anne-Marie Jurdyc, Univ. Claude Bernard de Lyon I (France)
A. Belarouci, Univ. Claude Bernard de Lyon I (France)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3133:
Optical Thin Films V: New Developments
Randolph L. Hall, Editor(s)

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