A novel coplanar plasmonic laser based on an edge-coupled hybrid plasmon waveguide is proposed. The easy-to-fabricate structure could enable deep-subwavelength lasing with low pump thresholds and be readily integrated with other plasmonic structures.
(140.0140) Lasers and laser optics : Lasers and laser optics
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(140.3948) Lasers and laser optics : Microcavity devices
Y. Bian, Z. Zheng, Y. Liu, J. Zhu, and T. Zhou, "Deep-Subwavelength Coplanar Plasmonic Laser Based an an Edge-Coupled Hybrid Plasmon Waveguide," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper FThC8.
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