Amplification of surface plasmon polariton wave in single-walled carbon nanotube using electric current pump
Ulyanovsk State University, Ulyanovsk, 432017 Russia
2 Kotelnikov Institute of Radio Engineering and Electronics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Ulyanovsk Branch, Ulyanovsk, 432011 Russia
3 Donetsk Institute for Physics & Technology, Donetsk, 83114, Ukraine
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Published online: 31 October 2017
We propose a surface plasmon polariton amplification technique based on direct energy transfer from a dc electric current flowing in a carbon nanotube. It is shown that when the synchronization conditions are satisfied, when the surface plasmon polariton wave velocity is close to the drift velocity of the charge carriers in the nanotube, the surface wave is significantly enhanced.
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