The European Physical Journal D

, Volume 57, Issue 3, pp 411–418 | Cite as

X-ray spontaneous emission control by 1-dimensional photonic bandgap structure

  • J.-M. André
  • P. Jonnard
Optical Phenomena and Photonics


The possibility of controlling the X-ray spontaneous emission of atoms embedded in a 1-dimensional photonic bandgap structure by the so-called Purcell effect, is studied. Calculations of the spontaneously emitted power are presented from Fermi’s golden rule in the framework of the Wigner-time approach extended to absorbing media. Numerical simulations are compared to experimental results for the case of the K emission from silicon atoms excited by electrons within a Mo/Si multilayer Bragg reflector. The inhibition or enhancement of X-ray emission from such structures appear to be feasible.


Spontaneous Emission Bragg Angle Detection Angle Spontaneous Emission Rate Complex Transmission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratoire de Chimie Physique – Matière et Rayonnement, UPMC Univ. Paris 6Paris Cedex 05France

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