Abstract

In this paper we present a fast method for the determination of dielectric permittivity = −r + i∊i and thickness d of metal layers from surface plasmon resonance reflection curves. The method is an iteration process using starting parameters derived directly from a reflection curve. The method is tested with simulations and is applied to experimental results. Accuracies reached for silver layers between 25–100 nm and gold layers between 40–75 nm are better than: r ±1%; i ±13% and d ±8%.

© 1990 Optical Society of America

Full Article  |  PDF Article
OSA Recommended Articles
Dual-mode surface-plasmon sensor based on bimetallic film

G. Dyankov, M. Zekriti, and M. Bousmina
Appl. Opt. 51(13) 2451-2456 (2012)

Investigation on an application of silver substrates for sensitive surface plasmon resonance imaging detection

Seung Ho Choi and Kyung Min Byun
J. Opt. Soc. Am. A 27(10) 2229-2236 (2010)

Surface-plasmon resonance spectrometry and characterization of absorbing liquids

Alexandre A. Kolomenskii, Paul D. Gershon, and Hans A. Schuessler
Appl. Opt. 39(19) 3314-3320 (2000)

References

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Citation lists with outbound citation links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Cited By

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Cited by links are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Figures (3)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Figure files are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Tables (2)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article tables are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Equations (11)

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Equations are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription

Metrics

You do not have subscription access to this journal. Article level metrics are available to subscribers only. You may subscribe either as an OSA member, or as an authorized user of your institution.

Contact your librarian or system administrator
or
Login to access OSA Member Subscription