Abstract

We propose a novel type of plasmonic lasing nanostructure consisting of a metallic shell and a gain core. We demonstrate numerically that highly localized void modes of such metallodielectric core–shell nanoparticles have a very high quality factor. We found that the dipole void mode has a lasing threshold as low as 128cm1 at 800 nm as a result of the unique mode distribution within the shell, due to a maximum field enhancement around the void center. The lasing condition for a symmetry-reduced silver nanocup is also investigated and the low plasmonic lasing threshold is sustained provided that the opening angle of the nanocup is smaller than 10°. Our proposal presents a new path toward plasmonic lasers with low gain threshold.

© 2012 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription