Table 2.

Summary of all the Q’s

Quality factorsPump modeFluorescence mode
Radiative through the topGraphicGraphic
Total radiativeGraphicGraphic
  • For each resonance, total Q’s Graphic represent the line width; nonradiative Q’s Graphic are generated due to material absorption, scattering from imperfections in fabrication, and inhomogeneous broadening; radiative Q’s through the top Graphic account only for the leakage toward the top surface of the PhC that participates in the pumping and fluorescing processes; and total radiative Q’s Graphic account for all radiative channels and can be calculated from FDTD simulations.