We show that surface plasmon polariton propagation on a metal surface adjacent to a gain medium can compensate for the metallic loss, thereby increasing the propagation length. Rigorous and numerical finite element studies of various interface geometries are presented to support the practicality of implementing such a system.
|Number of pages
|Conference Proceedings - Lasers and Electro-Optics Society Annual Meeting-LEOS
|Published - 2004
|2004 IEEE LEOS Annual Meeting Conference Proceedings, LEOS 2004 - Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Duration: 7 Nov 2004 → 11 Nov 2004