Zeitschrift für Physik

, Volume 237, Issue 1, pp 98–106

Plasma resonance radiation from non radiative plasmons


  • R. Bruns
    • Institut für Angewandte Physik der Universität
  • H. Raether
    • Institut für Angewandte Physik der Universität

DOI: 10.1007/BF01400480

Cite this article as:
Bruns, R. & Raether, H. Z. Physik (1970) 237: 98. doi:10.1007/BF01400480


Non radiative surface plasmons decay into photons on a rough surface. This light emission is studied with gold- and silver foils of different thicknesses. The surface plasmons are excited in this experiment by light. By this way a relatively accurate determination of the optical constants is possible.

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