Scattering dominated spatial coherence and phase correlation properties in plasmonic lattice lasers
Heikkinen, Janne I; Asamoah, Benjamin; Calpe, Roman; Nečada, Marek; Koivurova, Matias; Hakala, Tommi K. (2022-12)
Heikkinen, Janne I
Hakala, Tommi K.
12 / 2022
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We present a comprehensive study of the polarization and spatial coherence properties of the lasing modes supported by a four-fold symmetric plasmonic lattice. We can distinguish the scattering induced effects from the lattice geometry induced effects by modifying only the diameter of the particles while keeping the lattice geometry constant. Customized interferometric measurements reveal that the lasing emission undergoes a drastic change from 1D to 2D spatial coherence with increasing particle size, accompanied with dramatic changes in the far field polarization and beaming properties. By utilizing T-matrix scattering simulations, we reveal the physical mechanism governing this transition. In particular, we find that there exists increased radiative coupling in the diagonal directions at the plane of the lattice when the particle diameter is increased. Finally, we demonstrate that the x- and y-polarized (degenerate) lasing modes become phase locked with sufficiently large particles.
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