Jump to main content
Jump to site search


A theory of waveguide design for plasmonic nanolasers

Author affiliations

Abstract

We propose a theory for the waveguide design and analysis for plasmonic nanolasers by reformulating the fundamental waveguide requirements. This theory does not rely on further optimizing previously used structures, but examines each possible design without prejudice. Our exploration of one-dimensional (i.e., layered) plasmonic nanowaveguide geometries and the subsequent extension to 2D structures not only provides a deep understanding of the characteristics of currently used designs, but also leads to superior structures with the potential to address long-standing challenges in plasmonic nanolasers. In addition, we discover analogies between the reformulated fundamental requirements for the waveguide for nanolasers and nanoscale four-wave mixing (FWM) devices. Therefore, after a slight modification, our theory can also be applied to the waveguide design for plasmonic FWM devices.

Graphical abstract: A theory of waveguide design for plasmonic nanolasers

Back to tab navigation

Supplementary files

Publication details

The article was received on 16 Jun 2018, accepted on 21 Oct 2018 and first published on 22 Oct 2018


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C8NR04898C
Citation: Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article
  •   Request permissions

    A theory of waveguide design for plasmonic nanolasers

    G. Li, S. Palomba and C. M. de Sterke, Nanoscale, 2018, Advance Article , DOI: 10.1039/C8NR04898C

Search articles by author

Spotlight

Advertisements