Surface plasmon amplification through stimulated emission of radiation (SPASER)

Mark I. Stockman*, David J. Bergman

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 a quantum generator for surface plasmon quanta and consider the phenomenon of surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (spaser). Spaser generates temporally-coherent high-intensity fields of selected surface plasmon modes that can be strongly localized on the nanoscale, including dark modes that do not couple to far-zone electromagnetic fields. Applications and related phenomena are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-102
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Volume5218
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003
EventPROCEEDINGS OF SPIE SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering: Complex Mediums IV: Beyond Linear Isotropic Dielectrics - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: 4 Aug 20035 Aug 2003

Keywords

  • Quantum dots
  • Quantum nanoplasmonics
  • Spaser
  • Stimulated emission

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