META 2021, META'12

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Nanoplasmonic Meta-Lasers
O. Hess, J. M. Hamm, S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, F. Renn, K. L. Tsakmakidis

Last modified: 2011-12-18


On the basis of a Maxwell-Bloch Langevin approach we study the dynamics of nanoplasmonic metamaterial lasers. We report that lasing of the bright negative-index mode is possible if the higher-Q dark mode is discriminated by gain, spatially or spectrally. The nonlinear competition during the transient phase is followed by steady-state emission where bright and dark modes can coexist. We analyze the influence of pump intensity and polarization and explore methods for mode control.