|Title||Spontaneous emission enhancement and saturable absorption of colloidal quantum dots coupled to photonic crystal cavity|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2013|
|Authors||S. Gupta, and E. Waks|
|Keywords||All-optical switch, Bistability, Fluorescence, Microcavity, Nanobeam Cavities, Nanocavities, Nanocrystals, Optomechanical Cavity, Semiconductors|
We demonstrate spontaneous emission rate enhancement and saturable absorption of cadmium selenide colloidal quantum dots coupled to a nanobeam photonic crystal cavity. We perform time-resolved lifetime measurements and observe an average enhancement of 4.6 for the spontaneous emission rate of quantum dots located at the cavity as compared to those located on an unpatterned surface. We also demonstrate that the cavity linewidth narrows with increasing pump intensity due to quantum dot saturable absorption.