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

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

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Abstract

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 approximately 310nm wide semiconductor cores which propagate a transverse electric mode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11107-11112
Number of pages6
JournalOptics Express
Volume17
Issue number13
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 22 2009

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Hill, M. T., Marell, M., Leong, E. S. P., Smalbrugge, B., Zhu, Y., Sun, M., ... Smit, M. K. (2009). Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides. Optics Express, 17(13), 11107-11112. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011107

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.

In: Optics Express, Vol. 17, No. 13, 22.06.2009, p. 11107-11112.

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Hill, MT, Marell, M, Leong, ESP, Smalbrugge, B, Zhu, Y, Sun, M, Van Veldhoven, PJ, Geluk, EJ, Karouta, F, Oei, YS, Nötzel, R, Ning, C-Z & Smit, MK 2009, 'Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides', Optics Express, vol. 17, no. 13, pp. 11107-11112. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011107
Hill MT, Marell M, Leong ESP, Smalbrugge B, Zhu Y, Sun M et al. Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides. Optics Express. 2009 Jun 22;17(13):11107-11112. https://doi.org/10.1364/OE.17.011107
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. / Lasing in metal-insulator-metal sub-wavelength plasmonic waveguides. In: Optics Express. 2009 ; Vol. 17, No. 13. pp. 11107-11112.
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