Abstract

Metal island films show a characteristic absorption peak related to the surface plasmon resonance of free electrons. This kind of film can be used in absorbing coatings, together with dielectric layers. Such absorbing multilayer coatings, with and without the gradient of the silver mass thickness in metal island films throughout the coating, have been deposited by electron beam evaporation. It is shown experimentally that coatings with a gradient in the mass thickness of silver nanoparticles have higher absorption than equivalent nongradient coatings with the same total mass thickness of silver nano particles.

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M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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S. Kachan, O. Stenzel, and A. Ponyavina, “High-absorbing gradient multilayer coatings with silver nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 281–287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

2005 (1)

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M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
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Chen, S.-J.

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M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. Lončarić, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, and S. Bernstorff, “Optical and structural properties of Au-Ag islands films for plasmonic applications,” Appl. Phys. A (to be published).

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Haase, A.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Hsu, W.-C.

Jakopic, G.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Janicki, V.

H. Zorc, M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and V. Janicki, “Use of gold island films in design of reflectors with high luminosity,” in Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, 2010 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper TuD8.

J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. Lončarić, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, and S. Bernstorff, “Optical and structural properties of Au-Ag islands films for plasmonic applications,” Appl. Phys. A (to be published).

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S. Kachan, O. Stenzel, and A. Ponyavina, “High-absorbing gradient multilayer coatings with silver nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 281–287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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U. Kreibig and M. Vollmer, Optical Properties of Metal Clusters, Springer Series in Material Science (Springer, 1995).

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M. Lahav, A. Vaskevich, and I. Rubinstein, “Biological sensing using transmission surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy,” Langmuir 20, 7365–7367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Leitner, A.

Loncaric, M.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. Lončarić, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, and S. Bernstorff, “Optical and structural properties of Au-Ag islands films for plasmonic applications,” Appl. Phys. A (to be published).

H. Zorc, M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and V. Janicki, “Use of gold island films in design of reflectors with high luminosity,” in Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, 2010 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper TuD8.

Manfait, M.

G. D. Sockalingum, A. Beljebbar, H. Morjani, J. F. Angiboust, and M. Manfait, “Characterization of island films as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates for detecting low antitumor drug concentrations at single cell level,” Biospectroscopy 4, S71–S78 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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G. D. Sockalingum, A. Beljebbar, H. Morjani, J. F. Angiboust, and M. Manfait, “Characterization of island films as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates for detecting low antitumor drug concentrations at single cell level,” Biospectroscopy 4, S71–S78 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

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S. Kachan, O. Stenzel, and A. Ponyavina, “High-absorbing gradient multilayer coatings with silver nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 281–287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

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M. Lahav, A. Vaskevich, and I. Rubinstein, “Biological sensing using transmission surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy,” Langmuir 20, 7365–7367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

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M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Zorc, M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and V. Janicki, “Use of gold island films in design of reflectors with high luminosity,” in Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, 2010 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper TuD8.

J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. Lončarić, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, and S. Bernstorff, “Optical and structural properties of Au-Ag islands films for plasmonic applications,” Appl. Phys. A (to be published).

Sockalingum, G. D.

G. D. Sockalingum, A. Beljebbar, H. Morjani, J. F. Angiboust, and M. Manfait, “Characterization of island films as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates for detecting low antitumor drug concentrations at single cell level,” Biospectroscopy 4, S71–S78 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Stenzel, O.

S. Kachan, O. Stenzel, and A. Ponyavina, “High-absorbing gradient multilayer coatings with silver nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 281–287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Tsai, S.-Y.

Turkovic, A.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Vaskevich, A.

M. Lahav, A. Vaskevich, and I. Rubinstein, “Biological sensing using transmission surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy,” Langmuir 20, 7365–7367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Vollmer, M.

U. Kreibig and M. Vollmer, Optical Properties of Metal Clusters, Springer Series in Material Science (Springer, 1995).

Vonmetz, K.

Yih, J.-N.

Zorc, H.

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

H. Zorc, M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and V. Janicki, “Use of gold island films in design of reflectors with high luminosity,” in Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, 2010 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper TuD8.

J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. Lončarić, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, and S. Bernstorff, “Optical and structural properties of Au-Ag islands films for plasmonic applications,” Appl. Phys. A (to be published).

Appl. Opt. (1)

Appl. Phys. B (1)

S. Kachan, O. Stenzel, and A. Ponyavina, “High-absorbing gradient multilayer coatings with silver nanoparticles,” Appl. Phys. B 84, 281–287 (2006).
[CrossRef]

Biospectroscopy (1)

G. D. Sockalingum, A. Beljebbar, H. Morjani, J. F. Angiboust, and M. Manfait, “Characterization of island films as surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy substrates for detecting low antitumor drug concentrations at single cell level,” Biospectroscopy 4, S71–S78 (1998).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Langmuir (1)

M. Lahav, A. Vaskevich, and I. Rubinstein, “Biological sensing using transmission surface plasmon resonance spectroscopy,” Langmuir 20, 7365–7367 (2004).
[CrossRef] [PubMed]

Opt. Lett. (1)

Vacuum (1)

M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, M. Pavlović, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, A. Turković, S. Bernstorff, G. Jakopic, and A. Haase, “Optical and structural characterization of silver islands films on glass substrates,” Vacuum 84, 188–192 (2010).
[CrossRef]

Other (3)

U. Kreibig and M. Vollmer, Optical Properties of Metal Clusters, Springer Series in Material Science (Springer, 1995).

J. Sancho-Parramon, V. Janicki, M. Lončarić, H. Zorc, P. Dubček, and S. Bernstorff, “Optical and structural properties of Au-Ag islands films for plasmonic applications,” Appl. Phys. A (to be published).

H. Zorc, M. Lončarić, J. Sancho-Parramon, and V. Janicki, “Use of gold island films in design of reflectors with high luminosity,” in Optical Interference Coatings Topical Meeting, 2010 OSA Technical Digest (Optical Society of America, 2010), paper TuD8.

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Figures (6)

Fig. 1
Fig. 1

Absorptance and reflectance of the samples with 4, 7, and 12 nm of Ag.

Fig. 2
Fig. 2

Difference of absorptance and reflectance of the samples with 4, 7, and 12 nm of Ag shows that the last two make the combination that satisfies the condition for absorption enhancement in the range of 400 450 nm .

Fig. 3
Fig. 3

Absorptance measured from both sides of the samples shows that the gradient system has higher A than nongradient systems, but lower Abs. The symmetric gradient system reduces the difference between A and Abs, compared to the simple gradient system.

Fig. 4
Fig. 4

Absorptance measured from both sides of the samples with the same total Ag mass thickness shows improvement of Abs for the symmetric gradient, compared to the nongradient system and simple gradient. Gradient systems have a broader absorption peak than nongradient systems.

Fig. 5
Fig. 5

Dependence of the symmetric gradient absorptance peak on the incidence angle. For the angle of incidence 45 ° , measurements for s and p polarization are shown as well.

Fig. 6
Fig. 6

Optimization of the thickness of the dielectric layers improves the performance of the symmetric gradient coating, for both cases: front- and back-side incidence.

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