We have studied the effect of low temperature on the surface plasmon polariton loss and DC resistivity in silver films. We infer that a sizable loss reduction can be obtained in films of higher quality.
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M. Mayy, G. Zhu, E. Mayy, A. V. Yakim, A. D. Webb, J. E. Livenere, H. Li, D. Bobb, and M. A. Noginov, "Effect of Low Temperature on Surface Plasmon Polaritons in Silver Films," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/International Quantum Electronics Conference, OSA Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2009), paper JTuD119.
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