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Toroidal lasing spaser

Toroidal lasing spaser
Toroidal lasing spaser
Toroidal shapes are often found in bio-molecules, viruses, proteins and fats, but only recently it was proved experimentally that toroidal structures can support exotic high-frequency electromagnetic excitations that are neither electric or magnetic multipoles. Such excitations, known as toroidal moments, could be playing an important role in enhancing inter-molecular interaction and energy transfer due to its higher electromagnetic energy confinement and weaker coupling to free space. Using a model toroidal metamaterial system, we show that coupling optical gain medium with high Q-factor toroidal resonance mode can enhance the single pass amplification to up to 65 dB. This offers an opportunity of creating the "toroidal" lasing spaser, a source of coherent optical radiation that is fueled by toroidal plasmonic oscillations in the nanostructure.
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Huang, Yao-Wei
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Chen, Wei Ting
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Tsai, Din Ping
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Huang, Yao-Wei
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Chen, Wei Ting
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Wu, Pin Chieh
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Fedotov, Vassili A.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Tsai, Din Ping
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Huang, Yao-Wei, Chen, Wei Ting, Wu, Pin Chieh, Fedotov, Vassili A., Zheludev, Nikolay I. and Tsai, Din Ping (2013) Toroidal lasing spaser. Scientific Reports, 3, 1-4. (doi:10.1038/srep01237). (PMID:23393619)

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Abstract

Toroidal shapes are often found in bio-molecules, viruses, proteins and fats, but only recently it was proved experimentally that toroidal structures can support exotic high-frequency electromagnetic excitations that are neither electric or magnetic multipoles. Such excitations, known as toroidal moments, could be playing an important role in enhancing inter-molecular interaction and energy transfer due to its higher electromagnetic energy confinement and weaker coupling to free space. Using a model toroidal metamaterial system, we show that coupling optical gain medium with high Q-factor toroidal resonance mode can enhance the single pass amplification to up to 65 dB. This offers an opportunity of creating the "toroidal" lasing spaser, a source of coherent optical radiation that is fueled by toroidal plasmonic oscillations in the nanostructure.

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Published date: 7 February 2013
Organisations: Optoelectronics Research Centre

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Local EPrints ID: 350143
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/350143
PURE UUID: f9151963-7a9a-470b-b87b-16d10fbf2203
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636

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Date deposited: 19 Mar 2013 14:12
Last modified: 03 Dec 2019 02:03

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Author: Yao-Wei Huang
Author: Wei Ting Chen
Author: Pin Chieh Wu
Author: Din Ping Tsai

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