We experimentally demonstrate ~30% elongation of the surface plasmon propagation length and show that the full compensation of the surface plasmon loss by optical gain is within the reach.
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G. Zhu, M. Mayy, M. Bahoura, J. A. Adegoke, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, "Compensation of Loss in Propagating Surface Plasmon by Optical Gain," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2007), paper JMA5.
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