11 September 2013 Quantum plasmonics
Author Affiliations +
Abstract
Quantum-mechanical theory of the plasmon nanoresonator laser is presented. The Hamiltonian equations of motion are obtained for the plasmon field in the time domain. Then the plasmon field is quantized to develop the quantum plasmonics (QP). QP equations are solved and dynamics of the plasmon laser is obtained. We show that the plasmon laser is essentially thresholdless device in the nanosize limit, which radiation is coherent regardless of the pumping rate. We obtain the statistics of quanta, intensity, spectrum and linewidth of the radiation. Theory can also be applied to the usual photonic microlasers, metal-dielectric lasers and other small cavity devices.
© (2013) COPYRIGHT Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE). Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only.
Ilya Fyodorov, Andrey K. Sarychev, Gennady Tartakovsky, "Quantum plasmonics", Proc. SPIE 8806, Metamaterials: Fundamentals and Applications VI, 88061D (11 September 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2025371; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2025371
PROCEEDINGS
14 PAGES


SHARE
RELATED CONTENT

Thermal instability in plasmonics
Proceedings of SPIE (December 03 2014)
Enhanced quality factor in silver nanotubes
Proceedings of SPIE (September 17 2016)
Second harmonic generation from the top of an Au coated...
Proceedings of SPIE (October 15 2012)
Plasmonic waveguides with wavelength selective function
Proceedings of SPIE (August 28 2008)

Back to Top