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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 5 — Mar. 1, 2010
  • pp: 4006–4011

Surface plasmons amplifications in single Ag nanoring

Zhong-Jian Yang, Nam-Chol Kim, Jian-Bo Li, Mu-Tian Cheng, Shao-Ding Liu, Zhong-Hua Hao, and Qu-Quan Wang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 5, pp. 4006-4011 (2010)

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The stimulated amplifications of surface plasmons (SPs) propagating along a single silver nanoring is theoretically investigated by considering the interactions between SPs and activated semiconductor quantum dots (SQDs). Threshold condition for the stimulated amplifications, the SP density as a function of propagation length and the maximum SP density are obtained. The SPs can be nonlinearly amplified when the pumping rate of SQDs is larger than the threshold, and the maximum value of SP density increases linearly with the pumping rate of SQDs.

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OCIS Codes
(230.7370) Optical devices : Waveguides
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(230.4480) Optical devices : Optical amplifiers
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Revised Manuscript: January 21, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: January 26, 2010
Published: February 16, 2010

Zhong-Jian Yang, Nam-Chol Kim, Jian-Bo Li, Mu-Tian Cheng, Shao-Ding Liu, Zhong-Hua Hao, and Qu-Quan Wang, "Surface plasmons amplifications in single Ag nanoring," Opt. Express 18, 4006-4011 (2010)

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