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Lasers go nano

Two experiments that produce laser light by exploiting the collective wave-like motion of free electrons on a metal surface bring the science and technology of lasers into the nanoland.

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Figure 1: Plasmon-based nanolasing.

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Garcia-Vidal, F., Moreno, E. Lasers go nano. Nature 461, 604–605 (2009). https://doi.org/10.1038/461604a

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