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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 18 — Aug. 30, 2010
  • pp: 18633–18641

Stimulated emission of surface plasmon polaritons by lead-sulphide quantum dots at near infra-red wavelengths

I. P. Radko, M. G. Nielsen, O. Albrektsen, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 18, pp. 18633-18641 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.018633


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Abstract

Amplification of surface plasmon polaritons in planar metal-dielectric structure through stimulated emission is investigated using leakage-radiation microscopy configuration. The gain medium is a thin polymethylmethacrylate layer doped with lead-sulphide nanocrystals emitting at near-infrared wavelengths. We demonstrate an optical gain of ~ 200 cm−1 for the mode under consideration, which corresponds to ~ 32% compensation of SPP loss.

© 2010 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: June 4, 2010
Revised Manuscript: July 15, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2010
Published: August 16, 2010

Citation
Ilya Radko, Michael G. Nielsen, Ole Albrektsen, and Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi, "Stimulated emission of surface plasmon polaritons by lead-sulphide quantum dots at near infra-red wavelengths," Opt. Express 18, 18633-18641 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-18-18633


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