Non-linear effects in luminescence of ZnO inverted opals

W. Khunsin*, P. Lovera, G. Redmond, C. M.Sotomayor Torres, M. Scharrer, L. Aagesen, R. P.H. Chang, S. G. Romanov

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Photoluminescence spectra of the ZnO carcass of inverted opal have been examined in the conditions of the strong light-to-structure interaction achieved by matching the photonic bandgaps of these photonic crystals to different parts of the ZnO emission spectrum. Developing the bands of enhanced spontaneous emission associated with both the emission of ZnO defects and the emission due to interband electron transitions has been observed. Interpretation has been given taking into account the coupling of emission to eigenmodes of 3-dimensional photonic crystal and the nature of the electron states involved in the radiative relaxation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
EventPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII - Strasbourg, France
Duration: Apr 8 2008Apr 10 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X


OtherPhotonic Crystal Materials and Devices VIII


  • 3-dimensional photonic crystal
  • Enhanced spontaneous emission
  • Photoluminescence
  • ZnO inverted opal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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