J. Mod. Optics |
Volume 48, Page
581 |
2001 |
G. Guida, P.N. Stavrinou, G. Parry and J.B.
Pendry
A new method to
describe the emission properties of cavity structures is developed. Rather than
solving the problem directly, we start incident radiation from a source outside
the structure and record the resulting energy reaching the position of the
desired source inside the cavity. reversal symmetry then gives us the
emissivity in the chosen direction. Implementation of the approach is very
straightforward and essentially requires the calculation of the reflection and
transmission properties of the structure. Example calculations of the emission
properties in 1D planar cavities presented to verify the approach. Finally the
emission from a cavity structure comprising 2D photonic crystals is calculated
which shows a significant reduction in wasted emission away from the main
cavity mode.
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