Re-interpretation of silver optical constants for plasmonic applications

Yajie Jiang, Supriya Pillai, Martin A. Green

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The presence of many inconsistent data sets of optical constants for silver in the literature makes it difficult to conduct reliable theoretical analysis for different applications. In this work the most widely used optical data sets for silver by Palik and Johnson and Christy are reexamined and anomalies discussed. After reinterpretation of the results using theoretical analysis and supporting experimental measurements, we demonstrate that their data are not as reliable as may be desired, and conclude that an improved data set for silver is required for accurate predictions of results when using simulations.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLight, Energy and the Environment 2014
Place of PublicationWashington, DC
PublisherOptical Society of America (OSA)
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9781557527561
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes
EventLight, Energy and the Environment Congress 2014 - Canberra, Australia
Duration: 2 Dec 20145 Dec 2014


ConferenceLight, Energy and the Environment Congress 2014


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