Quantum nanoplasmonics: Surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (SPASER)

Mark I. Stockman, David J. Bergman

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Abstract

We make a step towards quantum nanoplasmonics: surface plasmon fields of a nanosystem are quantized and their stimulated emission is considered. We introduce SPASER, a quantum generator for surface plasmon quanta. Spaser is predicted to generate ultrafast (10 to 100 fs duration), temporally coherent, near-atomic intensity fields of surface plasmon modes that are strongly localized on the nanoscale. Those include dark modes that may constitute a basis for background-free enhanced nano-optical spectroscopy. Applications and related phenomena are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
PagesQThPDA10/1-QThPDA10/4
StatePublished - 2003
EventTrends in Optics and Photonics Series: Quantum electronics and Laser Science (QELS) - Baltimore, MD., United States
Duration: 1 Jun 20036 Jun 2003

Conference

ConferenceTrends in Optics and Photonics Series: Quantum electronics and Laser Science (QELS)
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD.
Period1/06/036/06/03

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