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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 38, Iss. 12 — Jun. 15, 2013
  • pp: 2002–2004

Magneto-optical spaser

D. G. Baranov, A. P. Vinogradov, A. A. Lisyansky, Yakov M. Strelniker, and David J. Bergman  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 38, Issue 12, pp. 2002-2004 (2013)

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We present an electrodynamical model of a quantum plasmonic device—the magneto-optical (MO) spaser. It is shown that a spherical gain nanoparticle coated with a metallic MO shell can operate as a spaser amplifying circularly polarized surface plasmons. The MO spaser may be used in design of an optical isolator in plasmonic transmission lines as well as in spaser spectrometry of chiral molecules.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3410) Lasers and laser optics : Laser resonators
(230.3810) Optical devices : Magneto-optic systems
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(350.4238) Other areas of optics : Nanophotonics and photonic crystals
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

Original Manuscript: December 26, 2012
Revised Manuscript: April 28, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 8, 2013
Published: June 3, 2013

D. G. Baranov, A. P. Vinogradov, A. A. Lisyansky, Yakov M. Strelniker, and David J. Bergman, "Magneto-optical spaser," Opt. Lett. 38, 2002-2004 (2013)

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