Plasmon optics of structured silver films

A. Bouhelier, Thomas R Huser, H. Tamaru, H. J. Güntherodt, D. W. Pohl

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Excitation and propagation of surface plasmons in silver films structured with narrow straight grooves were visualized in unprecedented detail by means of near-field optical techniques. Reflectivity, transmissivity, and scattering loss of the grooves are demonstrated. Their values are determined semiquantitatively. The surface plasmon attenuation are found to be dominated by material and surface/interface imperfections.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number155404
Pages (from-to)1554041-1554049
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number15
StatePublished - 2001
Externally publishedYes


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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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Bouhelier, A., Huser, T. R., Tamaru, H., Güntherodt, H. J., & Pohl, D. W. (2001). Plasmon optics of structured silver films. Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, 63(15), 1554041-1554049. [155404].