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Local field corrections to the spontaneous emission in arrays of Si nanocrystals

Authors
  • Poddubny, Alexander N.
Type
Preprint
Publication Date
Nov 05, 2014
Submission Date
Nov 05, 2014
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1088/2040-8978/17/3/035102
Source
arXiv
License
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Abstract

We present a theory of the local field corrections to the spontaneous emission rate for the array of silicon nanocrystals in silicon dioxide. An analytical result for the Purcell factor is obtained. We demonstrate that the local-field corrections are sensitive to the volume fill factor of the nanocrystals in the sample and are suppressed for large values of the fill factor. The local-field corrections and the photonic density of states are shown to be described by two different effective permittivities: the harmonic mean between the nanocrystal and the matrix permittivities and the Maxwell-Garnett permittivity.

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