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Journal of the Optical Society of America B


  • Editor: Henry M. Van Driel
  • Vol. 25, Iss. 10 — Oct. 1, 2008
  • pp: 1708–1713

Propagation of high-frequency surface plasmons on gold

R. E. Peale, O. Lopatiuk, J. Cleary, S. Santos, J. Henderson, D. Clark, L. Chernyak, T. A. Winningham, E. Del Barco, H. Heinrich, and W. R. Buchwald  »View Author Affiliations

JOSA B, Vol. 25, Issue 10, pp. 1708-1713 (2008)

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Propagation of surface plasmons on gold in the range 2.8 3.5 eV over 0.1 1.6 μ m distances was characterized by cathodoluminescence spectroscopy. Surface plasmons were excited by an electron beam near a grating milled in the gold. The spectra of outcoupled radiation reveal increasingly strong propagation losses as surface plasmon energy increases above 2.8 eV , but little effect in the range 1.6 2.8 eV . These results are in partial agreement with theoretical expectations.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(250.5403) Optoelectronics : Plasmonics

ToC Category:
Optics at Surfaces

Original Manuscript: March 4, 2008
Revised Manuscript: June 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: August 5, 2008
Published: September 24, 2008

R. E. Peale, O. Lopatiuk, J. Cleary, S. Santos, J. Henderson, D. Clark, L. Chernyak, T. A. Winningham, E. Del Barco, H. Heinrich, and W. R. Buchwald, "Propagation of high-frequency surface plasmons on gold," J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 25, 1708-1713 (2008)

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