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Path-selective lasing in nanostructures based on molecular control of localized surface plasmons

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Abstract

We propose a new type of nanodevice, capable of both path-selectivity and anisotropic lasing, that is based on loss-compensation and amplification by a localized plasmon polariton. The nanodevice is a Y-shaped plasmonic nanostructure embedded in an anisotropic host medium with gain. The anisotropy leads to path selectivity, an effect which is more pronounced once gain is included. Such a device is potentially realizable via bottom-up techniques. The path-selectivity may be coupled with activation of a rotation of the anisotropic host medium for inducing a light-guiding switching functionality.

Graphical abstract: Path-selective lasing in nanostructures based on molecular control of localized surface plasmons

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The article was received on 23 Aug 2016, accepted on 08 Oct 2016 and first published on 13 Oct 2016


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C6NR06687A
Citation: Nanoscale, 2016,8, 18476-18482
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    Path-selective lasing in nanostructures based on molecular control of localized surface plasmons

    A. Yamada, D. Neuhauser and R. Vallée, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 18476
    DOI: 10.1039/C6NR06687A

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