We show that fractional decay may be observable in experiments using quantum dots and photonic crystals with parameters that are currently achievable. We focus on the case of inverse opal photonic crystals and locate the position in the crystal where the effect is most pronounced. Furthermore, we quantify the influence of absorptive loss and show that it is a limiting but not prohibitive effect.

Opt. Lett.
Resonant Nanophotonics

Kristensen, P., Koenderink, F., Lodahl, P., Tromborg, B., & Mørk, J. (2008). Fractional decay of quantum dots in real photonic crystals. Opt. Lett., 33, 1557–1559. doi:10.1364/OL.33.001557