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Plasmonic gold structures with individually designed geometries
Author(s): Monika Fleischer; Kai Braun; Dai Zhang; Sebastian Jäger; Alfred J. Meixner; Dieter P. Kern
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Paper Abstract

Individual small gold structures of different sizes and shapes are fabricated on planar substrates for subsequent characterization of their optical properties. In the process, a combination of thin-film metallization, electron beam lithography and ion milling is employed, where electron beam structured hydrogen silsesquioxane is used as an etch mask for the underlying gold layer. Gold cones, vertical rods, cups and flat disks can be prepared with a typical height of about 100 nm. Their optical properties are investigated by confocal optical microscopy using a parabolic mirror for both laser focusing and signal collection. As an example, the photoluminescence signal collected from an array of gold cones is shown.

Paper Details

Date Published: 2 September 2009
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 7394, Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VII, 73941Q (2 September 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.826202
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Monika Fleischer, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Kai Braun, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Dai Zhang, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Sebastian Jäger, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Alfred J. Meixner, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)
Dieter P. Kern, Eberhard Karls Univ. Tübingen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7394:
Plasmonics: Metallic Nanostructures and Their Optical Properties VII
Mark I. Stockman, Editor(s)

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