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Resonance in quantum dot fluorescence on a band-edge of a 1-D photonic bandgap cholesteric structure under cw-laser excitation
Author(s): Svetlana G. Lukishova; Justin M. Winkler; Luke J. Bissell; Carlos R. Stroud Jr.
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Paper Abstract

Microcavity resonance is demonstrated in nanocrystal quantum dot fluorescence in a 1-D chiral photonic bandgap cholesteric liquid crystal host. The resonance demonstrates coupling between quantum dot fluorescence and the cholesteric microcavity. Observed at a band edge of a photonic stopband, this resonance has circular polarization due to microcavity chirality with 4.9 times intensity enhancement in comparison with polarization of the opposite handedness. The circular polarization dissymmetry factor ge of this resonance is ~1.3. We also demonstrate photon antibunching of a single quantum dot in a similar glassy cholesteric microcavity. These results are important in cholesteric laser research, in which so far only dyes under pulsed excitation were used, as well as for room-temperature single-photon source applications.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 March 2013
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 8642, Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII, 86420T (5 March 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2021405
Show Author Affiliations
Svetlana G. Lukishova, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Justin M. Winkler, Univ. of Rochester (United States)
Luke J. Bissell, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
Carlos R. Stroud Jr., Univ. of Rochester (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8642:
Emerging Liquid Crystal Technologies VIII
Liang-Chy Chien; Dick J. Broer; Vladimir Chigrinov; Tae-Hoon Yoon, Editor(s)

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