Hyperbolic Metamaterials for Single-Photon Sources and Nanolasers

M. Y. Shalaginov, R. Chandrasekar, S. Bogdanov, Z. Wang, X. Meng, O. A. Makarova, A. Lagutchev, A. V. Kildishev, A. Boltasseva, V. M. Shalaev

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Hyperbolic metamaterials are anisotropic media that behave as metals or as dielectrics depending on light polarization. These plasmonic materials constitute a versatile platform for promoting both spontaneous and stimulated emission for a broad range of emitter wavelengths. We analyze experimental realizations of a single–photon source and of a plasmonic laser based on two different architectures of hyperbolic metamaterials. At the heart of this material capability lies the high broadband photonic density of states originating from a rich structure of confined plasmonic modes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSpringer Series in Solid-State Sciences
Number of pages24
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameSpringer Series in Solid-State Sciences
ISSN (Print)0171-1873
ISSN (Electronic)2197-4179


  • Effective Medium Theory
  • Photon Count Rate
  • Purcell Effect
  • Purcell Factor
  • Spontaneous Emission

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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