Hybridization of surface-plasmon and waveguide modes, in sub-wavelength quantum well microdisks with a varying diameter top metal contact, is simulated and experimentally verified. Lasing is achieved in weakly hybridized optically pumped sub-wavelength disks at λ=1.3μm.
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R. Perahia, T. P. Alegre, A. Safavi-Naeini, and O. Painter, "Surface Plasmon Waveguide Mode Hybridization and Lasing in Sub-Wavelength Microdisks at 1.3μm," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JWE6.
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