We propose a structure that compensates surface plasmon (SP) losses using quantum well (QW) gain medium. A finite height superstrate is used to achieve significant reduction in gain requirement for lossless SP propagation.
© 2006 Optical Society of America
(240.0240) Optics at surfaces : Optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.0250) Optoelectronics : Optoelectronics
(250.5980) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor optical amplifiers
M. Z. Alam, J. Meier, S. J. Aitchison, and M. Mojahedi, "Gain Assisted Long Range Surface Plasmon Using Multiple Quantum Wells," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science Conference and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2006), paper QMI5.
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