Optical properties of metal coated particles

Joseph W. Haus, H. S. Zhou, I. Honma, H. Komiyama

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Metal-coated particles of nanometer dimensions can exhibit unusual optical properties due to the local-field enhancement mechanism. However, the properties are affected by uncontrollable factors that degrade the expected performance. In this paper we report theoretical results of coating thickness variations and diffuse interface effects on the optical absorption and the nonlinear optical response of particles with a CdS core and a silver coating. The linear and nonlinear optical properties are discussed within the context of the effective medium theory for small volume fractions.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherPubl by Materials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558991786
Publication statusPublished - 1993 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Second Symposium on Dynamics in Small Confining Systems - Boston, MA, USA
Duration: 1992 Nov 301992 Dec 4

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


OtherProceedings of the Second Symposium on Dynamics in Small Confining Systems
CityBoston, MA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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