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Surface characterization by surface plasmon resonance technique
Author(s): Simanchalo Panigrahi; Nikunja Behari Das; Aseel K. Hassan; Asim K. Ray
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Paper Abstract

Metallic gold (Au) film of approximately 45nm thick was deposited on the glass slide by vacuum evaporation method under the vacuum 10-6 Torr. Surface plasmon resonance (SPR) curve was taken in the form of reflected intensity Rp variation as a function of the angle of incidence (theta) for the three layered (glass-Au-air) system and the resulting SPR curve was well fitted by Fresnel's theory to find thickness and optical constants of Au film. The organic overlayers of tetra-undecyl-tetra p- nitrophenylazocalix(4) resorcinarene (Azo 1) compound was deposited by spin coating method. SPR measurements were taken in air as well as in pure water, for an overlayer containing Axo 1 spun on Au coated slides. The large change in the refractive index of water 1.33 as compared to that of air 1.00 causes large shifts in the SPR resonance angle (theta) SPR. The exact determination of the optical parameters of a organic film can be possible by varying the dielectric medium interfacing the overlayer. SPR data for both media used throughout this work were fitted to Fresnel reflection theory for a four layered (glass-Au-Azol-air or water) system. By varying the Azo 1 film thickness during the fitting procedure different solutions have been obtained for the film dielectric constant and hence its refractive index. The refractive index versus thickness for both media were plotted and from the intersecting point of the two curves an exact solution has been found which gives film optical parameters of organic (Azo 1) overlayers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 October 2000
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 4221, Optical Measurement and Nondestructive Testing: Techniques and Applications, (9 October 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.402590
Show Author Affiliations
Simanchalo Panigrahi, Regional Engineering College Rourkela (India)
Nikunja Behari Das, Regional Engineering College Rourkela (India)
Aseel K. Hassan, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)
Asim K. Ray, Sheffield Hallam Univ. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4221:
Optical Measurement and Nondestructive Testing: Techniques and Applications
FeiJun Song; Frank Chen; Michael Y.Y. Hung; H.M. Shang, Editor(s)

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