Superradiance in photonic crystals

  • C. R. Bennett
  • M. Babiker
  • J. B. Kirk
Conference paper


Electric field Green functions are derived for a photonic crystal in the form of an ordered array of metallic sheets. We outline how the Green functions permit the study of spontaneous emission as well as Dicketype superradiance and explore screening and dipole orientation effects.

OCIS codes

240.0310)Thin films (270.6630)Superradiance supertluorescence 


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. R. Bennett
    • 1
  • M. Babiker
    • 1
  • J. B. Kirk
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsUniversity of YorkHeslingtonEngland
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Essex, ColchesterEngland

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