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  • Editor: Xi-Cheng Zhang
  • Vol. 39, Iss. 8 — Apr. 15, 2014
  • pp: 2378–2381

Amplified spontaneous emission via the coupling between Fabry–Perot cavity and surface plasmon polariton modes

Jian-Juan Jiang, Yu-Bo Xie, Zheng-Yang Liu, Xia-Mei Tang, Xue-Jin Zhang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 39, Issue 8, pp. 2378-2381 (2014)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.39.002378


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Abstract

We demonstrated amplified spontaneous emission by embedding dye molecules within a dielectric layer of a metal-dielectric-metal subwavelength structure. It was reinforced when a strong coupling occurred between the Fabry–Perot mode supported by the dielectric layer and the surface plasmon polariton mode supported by the adjacent metallic grating. Here, we adjust the two mode interaction via tuning the depth of the metallic grating grooves. The stronger the interaction, the smaller the full width at half-maximum of the emission spectra and the lower the threshold of the amplified spontaneous emission.

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OCIS Codes
(050.2230) Diffraction and gratings : Fabry-Perot
(050.2770) Diffraction and gratings : Gratings
(140.4480) Lasers and laser optics : Optical amplifiers
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(260.2510) Physical optics : Fluorescence
(050.6624) Diffraction and gratings : Subwavelength structures

ToC Category:
Diffraction and Gratings

History
Original Manuscript: January 13, 2014
Revised Manuscript: March 14, 2014
Manuscript Accepted: March 15, 2014
Published: April 9, 2014

Citation
Jian-Juan Jiang, Yu-Bo Xie, Zheng-Yang Liu, Xia-Mei Tang, Xue-Jin Zhang, and Yong-Yuan Zhu, "Amplified spontaneous emission via the coupling between Fabry–Perot cavity and surface plasmon polariton modes," Opt. Lett. 39, 2378-2381 (2014)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-39-8-2378


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