META Conference, META'12

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Towards SP generation/amplification at telecom wavelengths using transverse-magnetic polarized semiconductor diode lasers
Daniele Costantini, Raffaele Colombelli, Adel Bousseksou, Mickael Fevrier, Beatrice Dagens, Alain Accard, Jean Decobert, Guanghua Duan, Leo Greusard, Rakchanok Rungsawang, Yannick De Wilde, Segolene Callard, Taiping Zhang

Last modified: 2012-01-03

Abstract


We propose and demonstrate that properly designed semiconductor laser active regions can compensate the large losses that plasmons experience in the telecom wavelength range. We show that laser devices based on tensile-strained quantum wells - hence emitting transverse magnetic polarized light - are suitable for plasmon generation via electrical injection. Experimental evidence is obtained using near-field microscopy measurements.

Keywords


surface plasmon; TM; plasmonics; generation; gain; laser; spaser