We study lasing in regular arrays made from aluminum nanoparticles. We show that these structures function as laser sources at visible wavelengths, even when scaled to an order of magnitude smaller areas compared to existing literature. The aluminum nanoparticles provide a robust platform for studying lasing in plasmonic systems, even when the optical losses are higher compared to silver or gold.
We show strong coupling involving three different types of resonances in plasmonic nanoarrays: surface lattice resonances, localized surface plasmon resonances on single nanoparticles, and excitations of organic dye molecules. We study spatial coherence properties of a plasmonic nanoarray covered with a dye molecule film by a double slit experiment. A continuous evolution of coherence from the weak to the strong coupling regime is observed. Finally, we show with magnetic nanoparticles how the intrinsic spin-orbit coupling of the material interplays with the symmetries of the nanoparticle array, and mention our latest results on light-matter interactions in plasmonic lattices.
We present measurement and simulation results of local surface plasmon resonances on silver nanoantenna
structures, fabricated with electron beam lithography. Such structures offer interesting possibilities to study
strong coupling phenomena between surface plasmon polaritons (SPP) and, e.g., quantum dots, along the lines
of our previous work on vacuum Rabi splitting for SPP and dye molecules.