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  • Editor: Joseph N. Mait
  • Vol. 49, Iss. 18 — Jun. 20, 2010
  • pp: 3630–3633

Comments on “Surface plasmon resonance of metal nanoparticles sandwiched between dielectric layers: theoretical modeling”

J. Toudert, L. Simonot, S. Camelio, and D. Babonneau  »View Author Affiliations

Applied Optics, Vol. 49, Issue 18, pp. 3630-3633 (2010)

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The Maxwell-Garnett’s and Toudert’s methods detailed in Appl. Opt. 48, 778 (2009), based on the Maxwell-Garnett and Yamaguchi effective medium models, respectively, have been used for calculating the absorbance α of a ( Ba F 2 / Ag ) 5 / Ba F 2 nanocomposite thin film identical to the one presented in Fig. 1 of Appl. Opt. 48, 778 (2009)]. We propose that the discrepancies observed in this reference between the α spectra calculated by the two methods are due to a non rigorous use of both effective medium models by the author and show that adequate calculations lead to superposed spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6860) Thin films : Thin films, optical properties
(160.4236) Materials : Nanomaterials

ToC Category:
Thin Films

Original Manuscript: December 22, 2009
Manuscript Accepted: January 11, 2010
Published: June 18, 2010

J. Toudert, L. Simonot, S. Camelio, and D. Babonneau, "Comments on “Surface plasmon resonance of metal nanoparticles sandwiched between dielectric layers: theoretical modeling”," Appl. Opt. 49, 3630-3633 (2010)

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