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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 14 — Jul. 5, 2010
  • pp: 15039–15053

Theory of plasmonic Fabry-Perot nanolasers

Shu-Wei Chang, Tzy-Rong Lin, and Shun Lien Chuang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 14, pp. 15039-15053 (2010)

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Semiconductor plasmonic lasers at submicron and nanometer scales exhibit many characteristics distinct from those of their conventional counterparts at micron scales. The differences originate from their small sizes and the presence of metal plasma surrounding the cavity. To design a laser of this type, features such as metal dispersion, optical energy confinement, and group velocity have to be taken into account properly. In this paper, we provide a comprehensive approach to the design and performance evaluation of plasmonic Fabry-Perot nanolasers. In particular, we show the proper procedure to obtain the key parameters, especially the quality factor and threshold gain, which are usually neglected in conventional semiconductor Fabry-Perot lasers but become important for nanolasers.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(250.5960) Optoelectronics : Semiconductor lasers

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Original Manuscript: May 17, 2010
Revised Manuscript: June 17, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 21, 2010
Published: June 29, 2010

Shu-Wei Chang, Tzy-Rong Lin, and Shun Lien Chuang, "Theory of Plasmonic Fabry-Perot Nanolasers," Opt. Express 18, 15039-15053 (2010)

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