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Photochemistry At Corrugated Thin Metal Films: A Phenomenological Approach
Author(s): P. T. Leung; Young Sik Kim; Thomas F. George
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Paper Abstract

A phenomenological model is adopted to explore possible novel photochemical phenomena for molecules in the vicinity of a corrugated thin metal film, with detailed results worked out for the photoabsorption cross section for molecules in the vicinity of a grating film. A mechanism is proposed by which enhanced selective photoabsorption may be achieved based on the different nature of the coupling of the molecular dipole and the incident laser light to the surface plasmon modes of the thin films.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 August 1989
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 1056, Photochemistry in Thin Films, (15 August 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.951627
Show Author Affiliations
P. T. Leung, Portland State University (United States)
Young Sik Kim, State University of New York at Buffalo (United States)
Thomas F. George, State University of New York at Buffalo (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1056:
Photochemistry in Thin Films
Thomas F. George, Editor(s)

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