Optical absorption of small metal particles with adsorbed dye coats

H. G. Craighead, A. M. Glass

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The optical transmission spectrum of a discontinuous metal-island film is strongly affected by extremely thin layers (<1 monolayer) of dye adsorbate. Experimentally observed splitting and broadening of the plasma resonance of silver films with adsorbed rhodamine B and nile blue dyes can be described by an effective-medium calculation for the optical response: These observations and standing of surface-enhanced electromagnetic processes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-250
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1981

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics


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