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September 7, 2009

Repeat after me: "nanoplasmonics" and "spaser"

"Laugh while you can, monkeyboy!"
If you're into buzzwords, nanoplasmonics is one you ought to know about. Nanoplasmonics, we're told, is the next big thing--the field that will allow us to sense and manipulate the world on the smallest of scales....

What's needed, says Mark Stockman at the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics in Germany, is the nanoplasmonic equivalent of a transistor and he has come up with a device that can do the trick.

His device is the nanoplasmonic equivalent of a laser. He calls it a spaser (Surface Plasmon Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation). In a spaser, a surface plasmon plays the same role as a photon in a laser. -- arXiv blog: Plasmonic Laser Heralds New Generation of Computing

Posted by Vanderleun at September 7, 2009 12:20 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Posted by: Olive at July 14, 2012 9:49 PM

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