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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 34, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2009
  • pp: 91–93

Normal modes for plasmonic nanolasers with dispersive and inhomogeneous media

Shu-Wei Chang and Shun Lien Chuang  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 34, Issue 1, pp. 91-93 (2009)

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We derive the quasi-orthogonality condition of optical modes in a dispersive and inhomogeneous medium. This condition leads to the proper normalization rule of the optical field in a general linear medium with inhomogeneity. The derived rule also provides a physically meaningful method in estimating the magnitude of the field-enhanced spontaneous and stimulated emission rates, for example, in a microcavity or nanocavity.

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(270.3430) Quantum optics : Laser theory
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

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Original Manuscript: September 26, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: November 15, 2008
Published: December 29, 2008

Shu-Wei Chang and Shun Lien Chuang, "Normal modes for plasmonic nanolasers with dispersive and inhomogeneous media," Opt. Lett. 34, 91-93 (2009)

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