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Linear and nonlinear optical response of metal colloid heterostructures by molecular self-assembly on optical chemical benches
Author(s): Mark P. Andrews; Russell John Tuling; Ignacio Vargas-Baca; Hojatollah Vali; Mark G. Kuzyk
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Paper Abstract

An optical chemical bench is a nanostructured integrated optics structure--usually a waveguide circuit--where chemistry and spectroscopy can be combined for the purpose of studying chemical reactivity in thin films and at interfaces. In this paper, we describe how glass waveguide surfaces can be decorated with Rayleigh-limit (sub-20 nm dia.) silver and gold colloid particles by covalent bonding to an organothiolate adhesion layer attached to the glass. The step-by-step assembly of the heterostructure is monitored by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 June 1998
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 3282, Photosensitive Optical Materials and Devices II, (9 June 1998); doi: 10.1117/12.311540
Show Author Affiliations
Mark P. Andrews, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Russell John Tuling, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Ignacio Vargas-Baca, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Hojatollah Vali, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Mark G. Kuzyk, Washington State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3282:
Photosensitive Optical Materials and Devices II
Mark P. Andrews, Editor(s)

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