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Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides

Hill, Martin T.; Marell, Milan; Leong, Eunice S. P.; Smalbrugge, Barry; Zhu, Youcai; Sun, Minghua; van Veldhoven, Peter J.; Geluk, Erik Jan; Karouta, Fouad; Oei, Yok-Siang; Nötzel, Richard; Ning, Cun-Zheng; Smit, Meint K.


We demonstrate lasing in Metal-Insulator-Metal (MIM) waveguides filled with electrically pumped semiconductor cores, with core width dimensions below the diffraction limit. Furthermore these waveguides propagate a transverse magnetic (TM0) or so called gap plasmon mode [1-4]. Hence we show that losses in sub-wavelength MIM waveguides can be overcome to create small plasmon mode lasers at wavelengths near 1500nm. We also give results showing room temperature lasing in MIM waveguides, with...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Optics Express
DOI: 10.1364/OE.17.011107
Access Rights: Open Access


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