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Miniature lasers: Is metal a friend or foe?

A thorough study comparing the performance of more than a hundred photonic and plasmonic lasers concludes that the latter are advantageous when their cavity volumes are close to the diffraction limit.

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  1. Mikhail A. Noginov is at the Center for Materials Research, Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia 23504, USA

    • Mikhail A. Noginov
  2. Jacob B. Khurgin is at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, USA

    • Jacob B. Khurgin

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