Single-mode surface plasmon laser

A. Tredicucci, C. Gmachl, F. Capasso, A. L. Hutchinson, D. L. Sivco, A. Y. Cho

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Surface plasmon waves are the basis for a high performance 17 μm wavelength laser where light is guided at the interface between the top metal contact and the underlying semiconductor, dramatically reducing the required thicknesses. The concept of distributed feedback (DFB)3 for surface plasmon propagation is introduced by developing a periodic modulation of the penetration depth in a two metal grating. Lasing is achieved on a single longitudinal mode with high purity and temperature tuning rates of approx. 1 nm/K.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes
EventConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: May 7 2000May 12 2000


OtherConference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO 2000)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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