Lasing and condensation in plasmonic lattices

Tommi K. Hakala, Heikki T. Rekola, Aaro I. Väkeväinen, Jani P. Martikainen, Marek Nečada, Antti J. Moilanen, Päivi Törmä

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I review our recent findings on lasing / condensation in plasmonic nanoparticle lattices1-5. The system properties can be tailored with high precision, including the lasing / condensation energies, linewidths, as well as the dimensionality of the feedback. For a 2-dimensional (2-D) square lattice, we identify lasing in the bright and the dark mode of the system1. By reducing the dimensionality to 1-D we observe the dark mode lasing2. In broken symmetry 2-dimensional rectangular lattices, we observe multimode lasing3. In honeycomb lattices with hexagonal symmetry, we observe 6 beams with specific off-normal angles and polarization properties corresponding to six-fold symmetry of such a lattice4. Finally, I review our recent studies in plasmonic Bose-Einstein condensation in plasmonic lattices5.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationActive Photonic Platforms XI
EditorsGanapathi S. Subramania, Stavroula Foteinopoulou
ISBN (Electronic)9781510628557
Publication statusPublished - 2019
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventActive Photonic Platforms - San Diego, United States
Duration: 11 Aug 201915 Aug 2019
Conference number: 11

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceActive Photonic Platforms
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Bose-Einstein condensation
  • Lasing
  • Nano-optics
  • Plasmon


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