Volume 84, Number 6, December 2008
Article Number 67003
Number of page(s) 6
Section Condensed Matter: Electronic Structure, Electrical, Magnetic and Optical Properties
Published online 23 December 2008
EPL, 84 (2008) 67003
DOI: 10.1209/0295-5075/84/67003

Single-photon source in strong photon-atom interaction regime in quasiperiodic photonic crystals

Xingsheng Xu1, 2, Hongda Chen1, Toshiki Yamada2 and Akira Otomo2

1   State Key Laboratory of Integrated Optoelectronics, Institute of Semiconductors, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing 100083, China
2   Kobe Advanced Research Center, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology 588-2 Iwaoka, Nishi-Ku, Kobe 651-2492, Japan

received 5 September 2008; accepted in final form 12 November 2008; published December 2008
published online 23 December 2008

The antibunching properties of the fluorescence from a two-level ideal system in a 12-fold quasiperiodic photonic crystal are investigated based on the calculated local density of states. We found that the antibunching phenomenon of the fluorescence from two-level ideal systems could be significantly changed by varying their positions, i.e., perfect antibunching and antibunching with damped Rabi oscillation phenomenon occurred in different positions and at different frequencies in photonic crystals as a result of the large differences in the local density of states. This study revealed that the multi-level coherence of fluorescence from a two-level ideal system could be manipulated by controlling the position of the two-level ideal system in photonic crystals and the emission frequency in the photonic band structure.

78.20.Bh - Theory, models, and numerical simulation.
42.50.Hz - Strong-field excitation of optical transitions in quantum systems; multiphoton processes; dynamic Stark shift.
42.70.Qs - Photonic bandgap materials.

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