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Polariton, polaron, plasmon and spaser

  1. Jan 18, 2013 #1
    Hello everyone!
    I would like to ask you for help on this:
    1. what are the differences between polariton, polaron and plasmon?
    2. such as theoretical aspects I have to know to understand the functioning of a spaser?

    (spaser=surface plasmon amplification by stimulated emission of radiation)

    thanks for the help!

    if you have any books, articles or links to advise me, you would help me twice. :smile:
    see you soon!
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  3. Jan 18, 2013 #2


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    Have you tried using Google to get some initial information on those terms? It would help if you could do some initial reading on your own first, and then ask specific questions about that reading here afterwards...
  4. Jan 19, 2013 #3
    I read several articles about the spaser, including
    Bergman D.J. et al., 2003
    Stockman M.I., 2008
    Oulton R.F. et al., 2009

    I read several articles about the plasmons, including
    Barnes W.L. et al., 2003
    Stockman M.I., 2011

    Also, I have the basics of physics ... but I can not seem to connect the different parts of what I already know. I do not have a vision of the whole:
    For example, I have to study the Drude model? or Raman scattering? etc.
    I do not have a clear idea of ​​what I need from all that I have studied :/
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