CRC 951 I: HIOS - Coherent amplification and lasing of metal/organic hybrid structures (Project B2)


The main goal of this project is to fabricate a surface plasmon polariton laser (spaser). Beyond optical excitation we will strive for the realization of an electrically excited spaser. Concepts of optimized excitation transfer in hybrid metal/organic/inorganic structures will be developed and tested in cooperation with members of HIOS. The investigated structures will consist of Au/Ag particles with a silica shell containing organic molecules as gain medium. The two partners of this project combine optimized on-demand metal/organic synthesis and comprehensive optical investigation on the level of a single spaser particle.


Principal Investigators
Benson, Oliver Prof. Dr. rer. nat. (Details) (Collaborative Research Centre 555 'Complex Non-linear Processes')

Duration of Project
Start date: 07/2011
End date: 06/2015

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