Microcavity effect of dyes adsorbed on a levitated droplet

H. Yukawa, S. Arnold, K. Miyano

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The fluorescence spectra and lasing behavior of dye molecules adsorbed on a droplet levitated in an electrodynamic trap have been studied. A simple classical model describes the dye–cavity-mode interaction quantitatively well when the homogeneous linewidth of the dye is wider than the free spectral range of the cavity. When the free spectral range becomes comparable with the homogeneous linewidth, the prediction of the model systematically deviates, indicating that stochastic fluctuations of the radiating dipoles need to be taken into account.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2491-2496
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review A - Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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