Abstract

We report the first experimental demonstration of compensating Joule losses in metallic photonic metamaterial using optically pumped PbS semiconductor quantum dots.

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E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

2008

2007

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. D. Boardman, Y. G. Rapoport, N. King, and V. N. Malnev, “Creating stable gain in active metamaterials,” J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 24(10), A53–A61 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Govyadinov, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, “Active metamaterials: Sign of refractive index and gain-assisted dispersion management,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(19), 191103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Sarychev and G. Tartakovsky, “Magnetic plasmonic metamaterials in actively pumped host medium and plasmonic nanolaser,” Phys. Rev. B 75(8), 085436 (2007).
[CrossRef]

O. Sydoruk, E. Shamonina, and L. Solymar, “Parametric amplification in coupled magnetoinductive waveguides,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 40(22), 6879–6887 (2007).
[CrossRef]

2006

A. B. Kozyrev, H. Kim, and D. W. van der Weide, “Parametric amplification in left-handed transmission line media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(26), 264101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Molecule–Surface Plasmon Interactions in Hole Arrays: Enhanced Absorption, Refractive Index Changes, and All-Optical Switching,” Adv. Mater. 18(10), 1267–1270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Popov and V. M. Shalaev, “Compensating losses in negative-index metamaterials by optical parametric amplification,” Opt. Lett. 31(14), 2169–2171 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

2003

D. J. Bergman and M. I. Stockman, “Surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation: quantum generation of coherent surface plasmons in nanosystems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(2), 027402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Ågren, H.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Barnes, W. L.

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Bergman, D. J.

D. J. Bergman and M. I. Stockman, “Surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation: quantum generation of coherent surface plasmons in nanosystems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(2), 027402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Boardman, A. D.

Bratkovsky, A.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Bustos, F.

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Cao, J.-X.

Chakrabarti, S.

Chen, Y.

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Dintinger, J.

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Molecule–Surface Plasmon Interactions in Hole Arrays: Enhanced Absorption, Refractive Index Changes, and All-Optical Switching,” Adv. Mater. 18(10), 1267–1270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Dong, Z.-G.

Ebbesen, T. W.

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Molecule–Surface Plasmon Interactions in Hole Arrays: Enhanced Absorption, Refractive Index Changes, and All-Optical Switching,” Adv. Mater. 18(10), 1267–1270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Fedotov, V. A.

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Zheludev, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and V. A. Fedotov, “Lasing spaser,” Nat. Photonics 2(6), 351–354 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Fu, Y.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

García-Pomar, J. L.

Govyadinov, A. A.

A. A. Govyadinov, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, “Active metamaterials: Sign of refractive index and gain-assisted dispersion management,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(19), 191103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Holmström, P.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Kim, H.

A. B. Kozyrev, H. Kim, and D. W. van der Weide, “Parametric amplification in left-handed transmission line media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(26), 264101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

King, N.

Klein, S.

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Molecule–Surface Plasmon Interactions in Hole Arrays: Enhanced Absorption, Refractive Index Changes, and All-Optical Switching,” Adv. Mater. 18(10), 1267–1270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

Kozyrev, A. B.

A. B. Kozyrev, H. Kim, and D. W. van der Weide, “Parametric amplification in left-handed transmission line media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(26), 264101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Li, T.

Linden, S.

Liu, H.

Liu, X.-X.

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Malnev, V. N.

Meinzer, N.

Noginov, M. A.

A. A. Govyadinov, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, “Active metamaterials: Sign of refractive index and gain-assisted dispersion management,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(19), 191103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Papasimakis, N.

N. I. Zheludev, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and V. A. Fedotov, “Lasing spaser,” Nat. Photonics 2(6), 351–354 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Plum, E.

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

Podolskiy, V. A.

A. A. Govyadinov, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, “Active metamaterials: Sign of refractive index and gain-assisted dispersion management,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(19), 191103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ponizovskaya, E.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Popov, A. K.

Prosvirnin, S. L.

N. I. Zheludev, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and V. A. Fedotov, “Lasing spaser,” Nat. Photonics 2(6), 351–354 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ramakrishna, S. A.

Rapoport, Y. G.

Rose, M.

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Ruther, M.

Sarychev, A. K.

A. K. Sarychev and G. Tartakovsky, “Magnetic plasmonic metamaterials in actively pumped host medium and plasmonic nanolaser,” Phys. Rev. B 75(8), 085436 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Shalaev, V. M.

Shamonina, E.

O. Sydoruk, E. Shamonina, and L. Solymar, “Parametric amplification in coupled magnetoinductive waveguides,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 40(22), 6879–6887 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Solymar, L.

O. Sydoruk, E. Shamonina, and L. Solymar, “Parametric amplification in coupled magnetoinductive waveguides,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 40(22), 6879–6887 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Soukoulis, C. M.

Stockman, M. I.

D. J. Bergman and M. I. Stockman, “Surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation: quantum generation of coherent surface plasmons in nanosystems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(2), 027402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

Sydoruk, O.

O. Sydoruk, E. Shamonina, and L. Solymar, “Parametric amplification in coupled magnetoinductive waveguides,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 40(22), 6879–6887 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Tartakovsky, G.

A. K. Sarychev and G. Tartakovsky, “Magnetic plasmonic metamaterials in actively pumped host medium and plasmonic nanolaser,” Phys. Rev. B 75(8), 085436 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Thylén, L.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Tsai, D. P.

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

van der Weide, D. W.

A. B. Kozyrev, H. Kim, and D. W. van der Weide, “Parametric amplification in left-handed transmission line media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(26), 264101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Wanare, H.

Wang, S.-M.

Wang, S.-Y.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Wegener, M.

Zhang, X.

Zheludev, N. I.

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

N. I. Zheludev, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and V. A. Fedotov, “Lasing spaser,” Nat. Photonics 2(6), 351–354 (2008).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Zhu, S.-N.

Zhu, Z.-H.

Adv. Mater.

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Molecule–Surface Plasmon Interactions in Hole Arrays: Enhanced Absorption, Refractive Index Changes, and All-Optical Switching,” Adv. Mater. 18(10), 1267–1270 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Appl. Phys. Lett.

A. Bratkovsky, E. Ponizovskaya, S.-Y. Wang, P. Holmström, L. Thylén, Y. Fu, and H. Ågren, “A metal-wire/quantum-dot composite metamaterial with negative ε and compensated optical loss,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 93(19), 193106 (2008).
[CrossRef]

A. B. Kozyrev, H. Kim, and D. W. van der Weide, “Parametric amplification in left-handed transmission line media,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 88(26), 264101 (2006).
[CrossRef]

A. A. Govyadinov, V. A. Podolskiy, and M. A. Noginov, “Active metamaterials: Sign of refractive index and gain-assisted dispersion management,” Appl. Phys. Lett. 91(19), 191103 (2007).
[CrossRef]

J. Opt. Soc. Am. B

J. Phys. D Appl. Phys.

O. Sydoruk, E. Shamonina, and L. Solymar, “Parametric amplification in coupled magnetoinductive waveguides,” J. Phys. D Appl. Phys. 40(22), 6879–6887 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Nat. Photonics

N. I. Zheludev, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and V. A. Fedotov, “Lasing spaser,” Nat. Photonics 2(6), 351–354 (2008).
[CrossRef]

Opt. Express

Opt. Lett.

Phys. Rev. B

J. Dintinger, S. Klein, F. Bustos, W. L. Barnes, and T. W. Ebbesen, “Strong coupling between surface plasmon-polaritons and organic molecules in subwavelength hole arrays,” Phys. Rev. B 71(3), 035424 (2005).
[CrossRef]

A. K. Sarychev and G. Tartakovsky, “Magnetic plasmonic metamaterials in actively pumped host medium and plasmonic nanolaser,” Phys. Rev. B 75(8), 085436 (2007).
[CrossRef]

Phys. Rev. Lett.

D. J. Bergman and M. I. Stockman, “Surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation: quantum generation of coherent surface plasmons in nanosystems,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 90(2), 027402 (2003).
[CrossRef]

V. A. Fedotov, M. Rose, S. L. Prosvirnin, N. Papasimakis, and N. I. Zheludev, “Sharp trapped-mode resonances in planar metamaterials with a broken structural symmetry,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 99(14), 147401 (2007).
[CrossRef]

E. Plum, X.-X. Liu, V. A. Fedotov, Y. Chen, D. P. Tsai, and N. I. Zheludev, “Metamaterials: Optical Activity without Chirality,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 102(11), 113902 (2009).
[CrossRef]

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