Enhanced emission from fcc fluorescent photonic crystals

Andrew Brzezinski, Jyh Tsung Lee, Jason D. Slinker, George G. Malliaras, Paul V. Braun, Pierre Wiltzius

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


We fabricated a high quality fcc photonic crystal composed of ruthenium tris-bipyridine [Ru (bpy) 3] 2+ (PF 6-) 2. Solid-angle-resolved spectroscopy was performed over 76% of 2π sr, with ∼2° resolution. Anisotropic emission patterns are explained with an analytic model of two plane waves coupled by diffraction from a Bragg plane. Two distinct types of emissive enhancements are observed, one due to modes coupling confined directions into leaky directions and the other due to maxima in the optical mode density adjacent to partial photonic band gaps.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number233106
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number23
StatePublished - Jun 30 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


Dive into the research topics of 'Enhanced emission from fcc fluorescent photonic crystals'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this