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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2010
  • pp: 1197–1199

Amplified spontaneous emission of surface plasmon polaritons and limitations on the increase of their propagation length

P. M. Bolger, W. Dickson, A. V. Krasavin, L. Liebscher, S. G. Hickey, D. V. Skryabin, and A. V. Zayats  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 8, pp. 1197-1199 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.001197


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Abstract

Amplified spontaneous emission of surface plasmon polaritons (SPPs) at the interface of a resonant gain medium has been observed. The amplification is accompanied by significant spectral narrowing and limits the gain available for compensation of SPP propagation losses. The effect is similar to the deteriorating influence of amplified spontaneous emission in laser resonators.

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OCIS Codes
(190.0190) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

History
Original Manuscript: December 18, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: February 10, 2010
Published: April 13, 2010

Citation
P.�M. Bolger, W. Dickson, A.�V. Krasavin, L. Liebscher, S.�G. Hickey, D.�V. Skryabin, and A.�V. Zayats, "Amplified spontaneous emission of surface plasmon polaritons and limitations on the increase of their propagation length," Opt. Lett. 35, 1197-1199 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-8-1197


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