Journal article

Generalized superradiant assembly for nanophotonic thermal emitters

Sudaraka Mallawaarachchi, Sarath D Gunapala, Mark I Stockman, Malin Premaratne

Physical Review B | AMER PHYSICAL SOC | Published : 2018


Superradiance explains the collective enhancement of emission, observed when nanophotonic emitters are arranged within subwavelength proximity and perfect symmetry. Thermal superradiant emitter assemblies with variable photon far-field coupling rates are known to be capable of outperforming their conventional, nonsuperradiant counterparts. However, due to the inability to account for assemblies comprising emitters with various materials and dimensional configurations, existing thermal superradiant models are inadequate and incongruent. In this paper, a generalized thermal superradiant assembly for nanophotonic emitters is developed from first principles. Spectral analysis shows that not only..

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Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

S.M. would like to thank M.P.N. Perera and all members of A.L at Monash University including H.P. Hapuarachchi for continued encouragement and insightful discussions. S.M. gratefully acknowledges the support of the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research. M.P., S.D.G., and M.I.S. gratefully acknowledge the financial support from the Australian Research Council Discovery Grant No. DP140100383.