Vos, Erik Willem de.
Surface Plasmon Lasing & Dispersion.
Degree: 2018, Leiden University
This thesis comprises two research projects focused on investigating
surface plasmon (SP) propagation on metal-dielectric interfaces. The
characterization of a newly fabricated device, designed for further
research, is also presented. This thesis first showcases a new form of SP
lasing, which utilizes two metal hole arrays as cavity mirrors. Analysis of
the lasing mode provides a direct view of SP propagation and allows for
determining the SP group velocity on any metal-dielectric interface.
Second, high-quality measurements of the dispersion characteristics of
SP-mediated emission from an actively pumped elliptical-hole array are
presented. These measurements resulted in the observation of an
intriguing SP dispersion relation ω(k) and provide an insight into the
effect of symmetry-breaking of SP scattering in metal hole arrays.
Looking into the future, this thesis also describes the production process
as well as subsequent characterization of a newly fabricated device. The
device is found to perform worse than expected, leading to several
interesting insights into the production process.
Advisors/Committee Members: van Exter, Martin van (advisor).
Subjects/Keywords: Surface Plasmon; Lasing; mirror cavity; metal hole array; plasmonic crystal; plasmonics
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APA (6th Edition):
Vos, E. W. d. (2018). Surface Plasmon Lasing & Dispersion. (Masters Thesis). Leiden University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65122
Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):
Vos, Erik Willem de. “Surface Plasmon Lasing & Dispersion.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Leiden University. Accessed September 21, 2018.
MLA Handbook (7th Edition):
Vos, Erik Willem de. “Surface Plasmon Lasing & Dispersion.” 2018. Web. 21 Sep 2018.
Vos EWd. Surface Plasmon Lasing & Dispersion. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Leiden University; 2018. [cited 2018 Sep 21].
Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65122.
Council of Science Editors:
Vos EWd. Surface Plasmon Lasing & Dispersion. [Masters Thesis]. Leiden University; 2018. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/65122