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  • Vol. 1, Iss. 6 — Dec. 1, 1977
  • pp: 217–219

Thermotransmission measurements on self-supporting metal films

R. Rosei, M. Meuti, C. Coluzza, and C. Quaresima  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 1, Issue 6, pp. 217-219 (1977)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.1.000217


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Abstract

Thermotransmission measurements have been carried out on thin, self-supported, semitransparent gold films in the 1.8–3.5-eV energy region. The results compare very favorably with the spectra of Rosei et al., taken on quartz-backed samples, showing the feasibility of extending the techniques of modulation spectroscopy into the soft x-ray region. Moreover, it is shown that the widths of the spectral features are a factor of two smaller than those obtained on films evaporated on a quartz substrate. The thermal time constant is in the range of a few milliseconds, so that a very high modulation efficiency can be obtained, even when operating at several hundred hertz.

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Original Manuscript: August 25, 1977
Published: December 1, 1977

Citation
R. Rosei, C. Coluzza, C. Quaresima, and M. Meuti, "Thermotransmission measurements on self-supporting metal films," Opt. Lett. 1, 217-219 (1977)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-1-6-217


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