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Optics Express

  • Editor: C. Martijn de Sterke
  • Vol. 18, Iss. 13 — Jun. 21, 2010
  • pp: 13418–13424

Novel elastic scattering model for the understanding of the Anomalous transmittance for Au nanoparticle layer

Jeong Su Yang, Jun-Ho Sung, and Beom-Hoan O  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Express, Vol. 18, Issue 13, pp. 13418-13424 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OE.18.013418


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Abstract

The optical transmission spectra of several samples of gold nanoparticle layers were examined using a modified Drude model proposed with a novel elastic scattering parameter, γ′. Although the measured transmission spectra deviated from the simple calculation from Mie scattering, it was explained well by the modified model assuming elastic and inelastic scattering in the form of the collision frequency of free electrons within a metal particle due to the particle boundary. The particle-size and inter-particle-distance dependences of γ′ were extracted within the framework of the proposed model from the curve of best fit of the transmittance spectra.

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OCIS Codes
(160.4760) Materials : Optical properties
(260.3910) Physical optics : Metal optics
(350.4990) Other areas of optics : Particles

ToC Category:
Scattering

History
Original Manuscript: April 30, 2010
Revised Manuscript: May 31, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: June 3, 2010
Published: June 7, 2010

Citation
Jeong Su Yang, Jun-Ho Sung, and Beom-Hoan O, "Novel elastic scattering model for the understanding of the Anomalous transmittance for Au nanoparticle layer," Opt. Express 18, 13418-13424 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/oe/abstract.cfm?URI=oe-18-13-13418


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