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Title: Influence of localized surface plasmon resonance and free electrons on the optical properties of ultrathin Au films : a study of the aggregation effect
Authors: Li, X. D.
Chen, T. P.
Liu, Y.
Leong, K. C.
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Electrical and electronic engineering
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Li, X. D., Chen, T. P., Liu, Y., & Leong, K. C. (2014). Influence of localized surface plasmon resonance and free electrons on the optical properties of ultrathin Au films: a study of the aggregation effect. Optics Express, 22(5), 5124-5132.
Series/Report no.: Optics express
Abstract: The contributions of localized surface plasmon resonance (LSPR) and Drude (free electrons) absorption to the complex dielectric function of ultrathin Au films were investigated with spectroscopic ellipsometry. When the Au film thickness is thinner than ~10 nm, Au nanoparticles (NPs) are formed as a result of the discontinuity in the films, leading to the emergence of LSPR of Au NPs; and the LSPR exhibits a splitting when the films thinner than ~8 nm, which could be attributed to the near-field coupling of the Au NPs and/or the inhomogeneous polarizations of the Au NPs. On the other hand, the delocalization of electrons in Au NPs due to the aggregation of Au NPs in a thicker film leads to an increase in the free-electron absorption and a suppression of the LSPR.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10356/102912
http://hdl.handle.net/10220/19068
ISSN: 1094-4087
DOI: 10.1364/OE.22.005124
Rights: © 2014 Optical Society of America. This paper was published in Optics Express and is made available as an electronic reprint (preprint) with permission of Optical Society of America. The paper can be found at the following official DOI: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.22.005124].  One print or electronic copy may be made for personal use only. Systematic or multiple reproduction, distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means, duplication of any material in this paper for a fee or for commercial purposes, or modification of the content of the paper is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.
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