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Coupling Plasmonic Metamaterials to Single-Quantum-Well Gain

Meinzer, Nina

Abstract:
Reducing unfavourable losses in metallic nanostructures by optical gain is currently one of the central topics in plasmonics and metamaterials research. The main prerequisite for this is the coupling between the plasmonic structures and the gain medium. This thesis investigates the coupling mechanism between split-ring resonators and single quantum wells. The focus lies on pump-probe experiments that give evidence for coupling and show this coupling to be dominated by the plasmonic near-fields.

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000023808
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Angewandte Physik (APH)
Institut für Nanotechnologie (INT)
Publikationstyp Hochschulschrift
Jahr 2011
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator urn:nbn:de:swb:90-238084
KITopen-ID: 1000023808
HGF-Programm 43.14.01 (POF II, LK 01)
Verlag KIT, Karlsruhe
Abschlussart Dissertation
Fakultät Fakultät für Physik (PHYSIK)
Institut Institut für Angewandte Physik (APH)
Prüfungsdaten 01.07.2011
Referent/Betreuer Prof. M. Wegener
Schlagworte metamaterials, loss-compensation in plasmonic structures, plasmonics and gain
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