Lasing in small-sized aluminum nanoparticle arrays

Heikki T. Rekola*, Tommi K. Hakala, Païvi Törmä

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We study lasing in regular arrays made from aluminum nanoparticles. We show that these structures function as laser sources at visible wavelengths, even when scaled to an order of magnitude smaller areas compared to existing literature. The aluminum nanoparticles provide a robust platform for studying lasing in plasmonic systems, even when the optical losses are higher compared to silver or gold.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMetamaterials, Metadevices, and Metasystems 2017
EditorsNader Engheta, Mikhail A. Noginov, Nikolay I. Zheludev
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9781510611443
Publication statusPublished - 2017
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSPIE Nanoscience + Engineering - San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, United States
Duration: 6 Aug 201710 Aug 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceSPIE Nanoscience + Engineering
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Aluminum nanoparticles
  • Nanoparticle array
  • Plasmonic laser
  • Plasmonics
  • Surface lattice resonance

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