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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 20, Iss. 7 — Mar. 26, 2012
  • pp: 7771–7776

Partial loss compensation in dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides at near infra-red wavelengths

C. Garcia, V. Coello, Z. Han, I. P. Radko, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 20, Issue 7, pp. 7771-7776 (2012)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.20.007771


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Abstract

We report on the fabrication and characterization of straight dielectric-loaded surface plasmon polaritons waveguides doped with lead-sulfide quantum dots as a near infra-red gain medium. A loss compensation of ~33% (an optical gain of ~143 cm−1) was observed in the guided mode. The mode propagation, coupling efficiency and stimulated emission were characterized using leakage radiation microscopy. The guided mode signature was separated using spatial filters in the Fourier plane of the microscope for quantitative measurements of stimulated emission.

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OCIS Codes
(230.3120) Optical devices : Integrated optics devices
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.4480) Optoelectronics : Optical amplifiers
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: February 22, 2012
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2012
Published: March 20, 2012

Citation
C. Garcia, V. Coello, Z. Han, I. P. Radko, and S. I. Bozhevolnyi, "Partial loss compensation in dielectric-loaded plasmonic waveguides at near infra-red wavelengths," Opt. Express 20, 7771-7776 (2012)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-20-7-7771


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