Fluctuations of local optical anisotropy of island films
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A method for the determination of the island film structure parameters by measuring fluctuations of optical characteristics of small areas of the film is proposed and implemented. The extinction fluctuations of the laser beam are measured experimentally in a focal spot, in which the polarization of radiation is modulated in time and which is movable over the film. From the optical data thus obtained, the optical absorption anisotropy of the nanometer-size islands of the film is evaluated. It is shown that this characteristic has a considerable frequency dispersion in the region of plasmon resonances of the nanoparticles.
PACS numbers42.25.Bs 78.20.-e
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