Breakthroughs in photonics 2014: Advances in plasmonic nanolasers

Ankun Yang, Teri W. Odom*

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Plasmonic nanolasers are promising as nanoscale coherent sources of optical fields because they support ultrasmall sizes and show ultrafast dynamics. Major advances over the last several years have focused on nanocavity design, materials improvements in quality of both the plasmonic materials and gain media, and room-temperature operation. In 2014, the most significant results focused on tunable nanolasing emission and strategies to time-resolve the dynamics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number7062019
JournalIEEE Photonics Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015


  • Nanolasers
  • light sources
  • nanophotonics
  • optical cavities
  • plasmonic lasers
  • surface plasmons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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