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Modification of optical properties of metal island films by electric field-assisted dissolution of clusters
Author(s): J. Sancho-Parramon; V. Janicki; H. Zorc; M. Lončarić
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Paper Abstract

Metal island films show unique optical properties owing to the local surface plasmon resonance of islands free electrons. In the present study, the electric field assisted dissolution of clusters in metal island films is reported. Island films of Au, Ag, and Cu are deposited under different conditions by thermal evaporation and coated with thin dielectric layers. The samples are treated with the simultaneous application of an intense electric field and temperature, leading to the sample partial or total bleaching due to the dissolution of metal clusters in the films. Owing the facility of production of metal island films and the inexpensive technical requirements of the dissolution process, this approach suggests a novel path for the production of low-cost photonic structures.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2008
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7101, Advances in Optical Thin Films III, 71011X (25 September 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.797838
Show Author Affiliations
J. Sancho-Parramon, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
V. Janicki, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
H. Zorc, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)
M. Lončarić, Ruđer Bošković Institute (Croatia)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7101:
Advances in Optical Thin Films III
Norbert Kaiser; Michel Lequime; H. Angus Macleod, Editor(s)

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