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Spasers explained

The spaser is a proposed nanoscale source of optical fields that is being investigated in a number of leading laboratories around the world. If realized, spasers could find a wide range of applications, including nanoscale lithography, probing and microscopy.

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Figure 1: The spasing mechanism.
Figure 2: The electric field provided by the spaser described in ref. 1.


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Stockman, M. Spasers explained. Nature Photon 2, 327–329 (2008).

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