Passively Q-switched spaser as a terahertz clock oscillator for plasmon computer

  • I. A. Nechepurenko
  • A. V. DorofeenkoEmail author
  • A. P. Vinogradov
  • S. A. Nikitov
Electrodynamics and Wave Propagation


The interaction of plasmons in spaser with saturable absorber leads to pulse generation under passive Q-switching. A distributed scheme of spaser that represents a groove on metal surface filled with active medium is considered. The Maxwell–Bloch equations are used to describe generation of 1D plasmons in such a distributed spaser. The operation of the system as a terahertz clock oscillator is demonstrated with the aid of numerical experiment.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • I. A. Nechepurenko
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. V. Dorofeenko
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    Email author
  • A. P. Vinogradov
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • S. A. Nikitov
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.Dukhov Research Institute of AutomaticsMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyDolgoprudnyi, Moscow oblastRussia
  3. 3.Institute for Theoretical and Applied ElectrodynamicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  4. 4.Kotel’nikov Institute of Radio Engineering and ElectronicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  5. 5.Chernyshevskii State UniversitySaratovRussia

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