Searching for better plasmonic materials

  title={Searching for better plasmonic materials},
  author={Paul Richard West and Satoshi Ishii and Gururaj V. Naik and Naresh Kumar Emani and Vladimir M. Shalaev and Alexandra Boltasseva},
  journal={Laser \& Photonics Reviews},
Plasmonics is a research area merging the fields of optics and nanoelectronics by confining light with relatively large free-space wavelength to the nanometer scale - thereby enabling a family of novel devices. Current plasmonic devices at telecommunication and optical frequencies face significant challenges due to losses encountered in the constituent plasmonic materials. These large losses seriously limit the practicality of these metals for many novel applications. This paper provides an… Expand

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