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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 13 — Jun. 20, 2011
  • pp: 12524–12531

Surface plasmon polariton amplification in metal-semiconductor structures

Dmitry Yu. Fedyanin and Aleksey V. Arsenin  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 13, pp. 12524-12531 (2011)

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We propose a novel scheme of surface plasmon polariton (SPP) amplification that is based on a minority carrier injection in a Schottky diode. This scheme uses compact electrical pumping instead of bulky optical pumping. Compact size and a planar structure of the proposed amplifier allow one to utilize it in integrated plasmonic circuits and couple it easily to passive plasmonic devices. Moreover, this technique can be used to obtain surface plasmon lasing.

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OCIS Codes
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 28, 2011
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: June 9, 2011
Published: June 14, 2011

Dmitry Yu. Fedyanin and Aleksey V. Arsenin, "Surface plasmon polariton amplification in metal-semiconductor structures," Opt. Express 19, 12524-12531 (2011)

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