The spaser as a nanoscale quantum generator and ultrafast amplifier

@article{Stockman2010TheSA,
  title={The spaser as a nanoscale quantum generator and ultrafast amplifier},
  author={Mark I. Stockman},
  journal={Journal of Optics},
  year={2010},
  volume={12},
  pages={024004}
}
Nanoplasmonics has recently experienced explosive development with many novel ideas and dramatic achievements in both fundamentals and applications. The spaser has been predicted and observed experimentally as an active element—a generator of coherent local fields. Even greater progress will be achieved if the spaser can function as an ultrafast nanoamplifier—an optical counterpart of the MOSFET (metal–oxide–semiconductor field effect transistor). A formidable problem with this is that the… Expand

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