Applied Physics A

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 497–500 | Cite as

Bolometric observation of nonradiative decay of surface plasmons in silver

  • Yuan -Lin Xie
  • Hua Li
  • Yue -Liang Zhou
  • Zheng -Hao Chen
  • Guo -Zhen Yang
  • Shi -Jie Gu
Surfaces, Interfaces, and Layer Structures

Abstract

A bolometric technique was used to observe the nonradiative decay of surface plasmons in a silver film. This technique allowed us to separate the radiative and nonradiative relaxations of the plasmons and to determine the radiative quantum efficiency. It is suitable for both cw and pulsed laser beams and for both polarized and nonpolarized light.

PACS

07.60 07.62 78.65 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuan -Lin Xie
    • 1
  • Hua Li
    • 1
  • Yue -Liang Zhou
    • 1
  • Zheng -Hao Chen
    • 1
  • Guo -Zhen Yang
    • 1
  • Shi -Jie Gu
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsAcademia SinicaBeijingPR China

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