Room temperature plasmonic nanolasers

  title={Room temperature plasmonic nanolasers},
  author={Teri W. Odom},
  journal={2014 IEEE Photonics Conference},
Periodic dielectric structures typically require a planar waveguide to produce photonic band-edge modes for feedback in 1D distributed feedback lasers and 2D photonic crystal lasers. Photonic band-edge lasers are widely used in optics and biological applications, but limitations include low modulation speeds and diffraction-limited mode confinement. In contrast, plasmonic nanolasers can support ultrafast dynamics and ultrasmall mode volumes, but the most common designs based on an inorganic… CONTINUE READING