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Coherent meta-materials and the lasing spaser

Coherent meta-materials and the lasing spaser
Coherent meta-materials and the lasing spaser
In 2003 Bergman and Stockman introduced the spaser, a quantum amplifier of surface plasmons by stimulated emission of radiation. They argued that, by exploiting a metal/dielectric composite medium, it should be possible to construct a nano-device, where a strong coherent field is built up in a spatial region much smaller than the wavelength. V-shaped metallic inclusion, combined with a collection of semiconductor quantum dots were discussed as a possible realization of the spaser.Here we introduce a further development of the spaser concept. We show that by combining the metamaterial and spaser ideas one can create a narrow-diversion coherent source of electromagnetic radiation that is fuelled by plasmonic oscillations. We argue that two-dimensional arrays of a certain class of plasmonic resonators supporting high-Q current excitations belong to a new category of coherent meta-materials that provide an intriguing opportunity to create spatially and temporally coherent laser source, the Lasing Spaser.
Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Prosvirnin, S.L.
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Papasimakis, N.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I.
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Prosvirnin, S.L.
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Papasimakis, N.
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Fedotov, V.A.
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Zheludev, Nikolay I., Prosvirnin, S.L., Papasimakis, N. and Fedotov, V.A. (2008) Coherent meta-materials and the lasing spaser. IEEE COMCAS 2008. 13 - 14 May 2008.

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In 2003 Bergman and Stockman introduced the spaser, a quantum amplifier of surface plasmons by stimulated emission of radiation. They argued that, by exploiting a metal/dielectric composite medium, it should be possible to construct a nano-device, where a strong coherent field is built up in a spatial region much smaller than the wavelength. V-shaped metallic inclusion, combined with a collection of semiconductor quantum dots were discussed as a possible realization of the spaser.Here we introduce a further development of the spaser concept. We show that by combining the metamaterial and spaser ideas one can create a narrow-diversion coherent source of electromagnetic radiation that is fuelled by plasmonic oscillations. We argue that two-dimensional arrays of a certain class of plasmonic resonators supporting high-Q current excitations belong to a new category of coherent meta-materials that provide an intriguing opportunity to create spatially and temporally coherent laser source, the Lasing Spaser.

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Published date: May 2008
Venue - Dates: IEEE COMCAS 2008, 2008-05-13 - 2008-05-14

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Local EPrints ID: 65537
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/65537
PURE UUID: a7dca59f-e502-4b48-babf-9f146b6c3ed7
ORCID for Nikolay I. Zheludev: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1013-6636
ORCID for N. Papasimakis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-6347-6466

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Date deposited: 25 Feb 2009
Last modified: 14 Dec 2018 01:38

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Author: S.L. Prosvirnin
Author: N. Papasimakis ORCID iD
Author: V.A. Fedotov

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