Self-Assembled Dipole Nanolasers.

Journal of the American Chemical Society

PubMedID: 24512601

Stamplecoskie KG, Grenier M, Scaiano JC. Self-Assembled Dipole Nanolasers. J Am Chem Soc. 2014;.
Visible light excitation of silver nanoparticles (AgNP) in the presence of polymerizable monomers and selected dyes triggers the self-assembly of nanolasers in a synthetically simple process. The new nanolasers incorporate a thin, fully organic gain medium that allows the tuning of the core absorption to a selected dye, or the dye to a preselected core material. This versatile synthesis of surface plasmon lasers, or 'spasers' has unique simplicity and enables spatial and temporal control of the nanolaser fabrication process.