We report optical properties of gold nanocrystal/silica films. Absorption spectra show a strong surface plasmon absorption at ~520 nm. Angular excitation spectra show a steep dip at ~65°. Potential applications are highly sensitive SPR sensors.
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K. Yang, H. Fan, M. J. O'Brien, K. J. Malloy, T. W. Sigmon, G. P. Lopez, J. C. Brinker, and M. Sheik-Bahae, "Self-Assembled, Ordered Gold Nanocrystal/Silica Thin Films for Prism-based Surface Plasmon Resonance Sensors," in Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics/Quantum Electronics and Laser Science and Photonic Applications Systems Technologies, Technical Digest (CD) (Optical Society of America, 2005), paper JTuC102.
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