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Effects of electronic quantum interference, photonic-crystal cavity, longitudinal field and surface-plasmon-polariton for optical amplification

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3 Author(s)
Danhong Huang ; US Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL/VSSS), 3550 Aberdeen Avenue S.E., Bldg. 426, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico 87117, USA ; Dave A. Cardimona ; 1Paul M. Alsing

Some possibilities for coherent optical amplification of a normally-incident and weak radiation field are reviewed based on various physical mechanisms, such as electronic quantum interference induced by a coupling laser field in a three-level system, field enhancement through the cavity confinement of a radiation field in a photonic crystal and field concentration seen in a transmitted near field through a metallic surface grating due to excitation of surface-plasmon-polariton modes. Numerical results are presented and discussed to demonstrate these interesting effects. The important role played by a longitudinal field resulting from the absorption by an induced three-dimensional plasma wave inside a doped semiconductor is analyzed using a nonlocal and non-adiabatic model.

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Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference, 2006. NMDC 2006. IEEE  (Volume:1 )

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22-25 Oct. 2006