We investigate three-dimensional rolled-up metamaterials containing optically active quantum wells and metal gratings supporting surface plasmon polariton (SPP) resonances. Finite-difference time-domain simulations show that, by matching the SPP resonance with the active wavelength regime of the quantum well, a strong transmission enhancement is observed when illuminating the sample with p-polarized radiation. This transmission enhancement is further increased by taking advantage of the Fabry–Perot resonances of the structure.
© 2011 Optical Society of America
Original Manuscript: May 4, 2011
Revised Manuscript: August 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: August 9, 2011
Published: September 9, 2011
Andreas Rottler, Stephan Schwaiger, Aune Koitmäe, Detlef Heitmann, and Stefan Mendach, "Transmission enhancement in three-dimensional rolled-up plasmonic metamaterials containing optically active quantum wells," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 28, 2402-2407 (2011)