Excitons in photonic crystals

T. Stroucken, R. Eichmann, L. Banyai, Stephan W. Koch

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2292-2296
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Optical Society of America B: Optical Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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