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Optical Materials Express

  • Editor: David J. Hagan
  • Vol. 3, Iss. 7 — Jul. 1, 2013
  • pp: 954–959

Localized surface plasmon resonances in the ultraviolet from large scale nanostructured aluminum films

Jérôme Martin, Julien Proust, Davy Gérard, and Jérôme Plain  »View Author Affiliations


Optical Materials Express, Vol. 3, Issue 7, pp. 954-959 (2013)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OME.3.000954


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Abstract

We report on a straightforward preparation method to obtain a dense layer of quasi-spherical aluminum nanoparticles over a large area. The method is based on rapid thermal annealing of a thin aluminum film deposited on a super-repellent substrate. Diameters ranging from 2 to 15 nm are obtained by varying the film thickness. Aluminum nanoparticles exhibit well-defined localized surface plasmon resonances in the ultraviolet range as revealed by extinction measurements and confirmed by Mie theory.

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OCIS Codes
(240.6680) Optics at surfaces : Surface plasmons
(310.6628) Thin films : Subwavelength structures, nanostructures

ToC Category:
Plasmonics

History
Original Manuscript: April 3, 2013
Revised Manuscript: May 7, 2013
Manuscript Accepted: May 7, 2013
Published: June 7, 2013

Citation
Jérôme Martin, Julien Proust, Davy Gérard, and Jérôme Plain, "Localized surface plasmon resonances in the ultraviolet from large scale nanostructured aluminum films," Opt. Mater. Express 3, 954-959 (2013)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ome/abstract.cfm?URI=ome-3-7-954


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