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  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 22 — Oct. 24, 2011
  • pp: 22107–22112

Short-range surface plasmon propagation supported by stimulated amplification using electrical injection

Yicen Li, Hui Zhang, Ning Zhu, Ting Mei, Dao Hua Zhang, and Jinghua Teng  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 22, pp. 22107-22112 (2011)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.19.022107


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Abstract

We have investigated the propagation of the long-range mode (LRSP) and the short-range mode (SRSP) surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) along the waveguide made from Au film and quantum wells (QWs) gain medium. Influenced by the gain spectral nonuniformity, the SRSP showed narrower spectrum than the LRSP in output, denoting that the SRSP propagation was supported by stimulated amplification (SA) in electrically-pumped QWs. An SRSP output power as large as 1.6 times of that of the LRSP was obtained over a travelling distance of 80μm. The mechanism of SA-supported SRSP propagation can be adopted for electrical modulation of SPPs.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics
(250.5590) Optoelectronics : Quantum-well, -wire and -dot devices

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: July 1, 2011
Revised Manuscript: July 30, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: July 30, 2011
Published: October 24, 2011

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Collective Phenomena (2011) Optics Express

Citation
Yicen Li, Hui Zhang, Ning Zhu, Ting Mei, Dao Hua Zhang, and Jinghua Teng, "Short-range surface plasmon propagation supported by stimulated amplification using electrical injection," Opt. Express 19, 22107-22112 (2011)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-19-22-22107


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