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Reconsidering the design of planar plasmonic lasers: gain, gap layers, and mode competition

  title={Reconsidering the design of planar plasmonic lasers: gain, gap layers, and mode competition},
  author={Marianne Aellen and Aurelio A. Rossinelli and Robert C. Keitel and Raphael Brechbuhler and Felipe V. Antolinez and Jian Cui and David J. Norris},
Because surface plasmons can be confined below the diffraction limit, metallic lasers that support plasmonic modes can provide miniaturized sources of electromagnetic waves. Such devices often exploit a multilayer design, in which a semiconductor gain layer is placed near a metallic interface with a gap layer in between. However, despite many experimental demonstrations, key considerations for these planar metallic lasers remain understudied, leading to incorrect conclusions about the optimal… 
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