Induced surface polarizations are shown to cause significant modifications of the Coulomb interaction potential in photonic crystals. Because the optical properties are dominated by pair states, the locally varying electron-hole correlations induce a space dependence of the optical material response that strongly alters the emission and absorption characteristics. The possibility of designing the pair properties opens novel ways to manipulate the light-matter interaction in dielectric structures.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics|
|State||Published - Sep 2002|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics