N05–Hybrid Electro-Optical Pumping of Plasmonic Nanostructures with Gain

We propose to pump active plasmonic devices, such as plasmonic amplifiers, lossless plasmonic waveguides and nanolasers, simultaneously electrically and optically (hybrid pumping). We show that such a pumping method results not only in a higher modal gain but also in an improved control over the spatial profile of optical gain in the device, which allows to reduce amplification noise, enhance flexibility, and enable new regimes of operation.

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