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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 19, Iss. 25 — Dec. 5, 2011
  • pp: 24849–24857

Forced synchronization of spaser by an external optical wave

E. S. Andrianov, A. A. Pukhov, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. P. Vinogradov, and A. A. Lisyansky  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 19, Issue 25, pp. 24849-24857 (2011)

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We demonstrate that when the frequency of the external field differs from the lasing frequency of an autonomous spaser, the spaser exhibits stochastic oscillations at low field intensity. The plasmon oscillations lock to the frequency of the external field only when the field amplitude exceeds a threshold value. We find a region of values of the external field amplitude and the frequency detuning (the Arnold tongue) for which the spaser synchronizes with the external wave.

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OCIS Codes
(240.4350) Optics at surfaces : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: October 20, 2011
Revised Manuscript: November 14, 2011
Manuscript Accepted: November 14, 2011
Published: November 21, 2011

E. S. Andrianov, A. A. Pukhov, A. V. Dorofeenko, A. P. Vinogradov, and A. A. Lisyansky, "Forced synchronization of spaser by an external optical wave," Opt. Express 19, 24849-24857 (2011)

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