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Plasmonic lasers

On the fast track

Plasmons offer the tantalizing prospect of accelerated light–matter interactions. Accelerated dynamics has now been observed in a hybrid plasmonic laser or spaser, capable of producing pulses on ultrafast timescales.

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Figure 1: Schematic of an ultrafast plasmonic nanolaser (spaser).


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Stockman, M. On the fast track. Nature Phys 10, 799–800 (2014).

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