Spontaneous and stimulated emission into long-range surface plasmons is discussed. Of interest is the interaction of a dipolar gain medium with plasmons on thin metal stripes, where amplification and suppressed spontaneous emission were simultaneously observed.
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
P. Berini and I. De Leon, "Spontaneous and Stimulated Emission into Surface Plasmons," in Frontiers in Optics 2010/Laser Science XXVI, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper LThC1.
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