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Surface plasmon lasers
Author(s): H. Grebel
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Paper Abstract

Surface Plasmon Polariton (SPP) modes have attracted many minds for over 100 years. Confining light to dimensions smaller than its propagating wavelength, point towards technological possibilities, such as optical circuitry within ultra small computer processors or, small biochemical sensors. As for other lasers, surface plasmon lasers (SPL) require gain and feedback. Yet, quenching of the fluorescence and induced current losses by the metal interface almost proved SPL to be unattainable. Such impediments were circumvented by a periodic design on the nano scale, which reduced the losses and maintained gain of a few ten thousands per cm.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 7922, Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials VIII, 79220B (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.871519
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H. Grebel, New Jersey Institute of Technology (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7922:
Synthesis and Photonics of Nanoscale Materials VIII
David B. Geohegan; Jan J. Dubowski; Frank Träger, Editor(s)

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