A method, believed to be new, to simulate Drude parameters for collective oscillation of the free carriers in metallic films is proposed. Plasma resonance frequency and relaxation were simulated simultaneously from both the real and the imaginary parts of the dielectric function of a metallic film after consideration of their correlation in the Drude model. As examples, the contributions of the electrons in Ag films and of the free carriers in metallic silicide, NbSi<sub>2</sub> and TaSi<sub>2</sub>, films have been studied.
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H. Y. Li, S. M. Zhou, J. Li, Y. L. Chen, S. Y. Wang, Z. C. Shen, L. Y. Chen, H. Liu, and X. X. Zhang, "Analysis of the Drude Model in Metallic Films," Appl. Opt. 40, 6307-6311 (2001)