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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 12 — Jun. 17, 2013
  • pp: 14539–14547

Steady state superradiance of a 2D-spaser array

Alexander V. Dorofeenko, Alexander A. Zyablovsky, Alexey P. Vinogradov, Eugeny S. Andrianov, Alexander A. Pukhov, and Alexander A. Lisyansky  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 12, pp. 14539-14547 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.21.014539


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Abstract

We show that due to near-field interaction of plasmonic particles via gain particles, a two-dimensional array of incoherently pumped spasers can be self-synchronized so that the dipole moments of all the plasmonic particles oscillate in phase and in parallel to the array plane. The synchronized state is established as a result of competition with the other possible modes having different wavenumbers and it is not destroyed by radiation of leaking waves, retardation effects, and small disorder. Such an array produces a narrow beam of coherent light due to continuous-wave superradiance. Thus, spasers, which mainly generate near-fields, become an efficient source of far-field radiation when the interaction between them is sufficiently strong.

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OCIS Codes
(030.1670) Coherence and statistical optics : Coherent optical effects
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Coherence and Statistical Optics

History
Original Manuscript: April 4, 2013
Revised Manuscript: June 4, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: June 5, 2013
Published: June 11, 2013

Citation
Alexander V. Dorofeenko, Alexander A. Zyablovsky, Alexey P. Vinogradov, Eugeny S. Andrianov, Alexander A. Pukhov, and Alexander A. Lisyansky, "Steady state superradiance of a 2D-spaser array," Opt. Express 21, 14539-14547 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-21-12-14539


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