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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 11 — Jun. 3, 2013
  • pp: 13467–13478

Loss compensation by spasers in plasmonic systems

E. S. Andrianov, D. G. Baranov, A. A. Pukhov, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. P. Vinogradov, and A. A. Lisyansky  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 11, pp. 13467-13478 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.013467


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Abstract

We show that in plasmonic systems, exact loss compensation can be achieved with the help of spasers pumped over a wide range of pumping values both below and above the spasing threshold. We demonstrate that the difference between spaser operation below and above the spasing threshold vanishes, when the spaser is synchronized by an external field. As the spasing threshold loses its significance, a new pumping threshold, the threshold of loss compensation, arises. Below this threshold, which is smaller than the spasing threshold, compensation is impossible at any frequency of the external field.

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OCIS Codes
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: February 19, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 16, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 22, 2013
Published: May 29, 2013

Citation
E. S. Andrianov, D. G. Baranov, A. A. Pukhov, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. P. Vinogradov, and A. A. Lisyansky, "Loss compensation by spasers in plasmonic systems," Opt. Express 21, 13467-13478 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-11-13467


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