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Computational analysis of the effects of gain material inclusion in engineered metal nanostructures
Author(s): Jinsong Duan; Ruth Pachter
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Paper Abstract

Compensation for loss by introducing gain media in optical metamaterials was suggested by Ramakrishna and Pendry (Phys. Rev. B, 67, 201101, 2003). In this work, applying finite-difference-time-domain simulations, we analyzed an Au nanorod (AuNR) structure, as well as fishnet nanostructures with varying positioning of the gain medium. Transmittance, reflection and absorption spectra for an AuNR nanostructure incorporating InP quantum dots (QDs) and of a fishnet nanostructure incorporating InAs QDs have shown that despite limitations, results are encouraging in increasing the transmittance upon gain medium incorporation in the passive regime.

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Date Published: 23 February 2012
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 8271, Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling IX, 82710V (23 February 2012); doi: 10.1117/12.908842
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Jinsong Duan, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)
General Dynamics Information Technology (United States)
Ruth Pachter, Air Force Research Lab. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8271:
Quantum Dots and Nanostructures: Synthesis, Characterization, and Modeling IX
Kurt G. Eyink; Frank Szmulowicz; Diana L. Huffaker, Editor(s)

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