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Amplification of surface plasmons
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Paper Abstract

The amplification of surface plasmon polaritons in planar metallic waveguides via propagation through an optically pumped dipolar gain medium incorporated into one of the claddings is discussed theoretically and experimentally. Physically realisable arrangements based on the single-interface and on the thin metal film are described. Experimental results are given, demonstrating amplification of the long-range surface plasmon-polariton along a thin metal stripe at near infrared wavelengths using a dye gain medium. Low amplified spontaneous emission noise into this mode is simultaneously observed.

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Date Published: 21 February 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 7937, Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XV, 793719 (21 February 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.876233
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Israel De Leon, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)
Pierre Berini, Univ. of Ottawa (Canada)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7937:
Ultrafast Phenomena in Semiconductors and Nanostructure Materials XV
Kong-Thon Tsen; Jin-Joo Song; Markus Betz; Abdulhakem Y. Elezzabi, Editor(s)

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