We investigate analytically the degree to which the absorption of light in a single quantum well can be enhanced in the proximity of a structured metallic surface and show that the wavelength at which the maximum enhancement of about one order of magnitude is attained depends on metal loss and the initial absorption in a quantum well.
Khurgin, Jacob B. and Sun, Greg, "Enhancement of light absorption in a quantum well by surface plasmon polariton" (2009). Physics Faculty Publications. 14.
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