This lab focuses on the optical generation and modeling of Surface Plasmons, in particular the attempt of predicting and generating a resonance condition in a three layer system; glass, metal and air. The lab is designed to easily create a film and test it's resonance with minimal cost and time to prepare the setup between testing. This concept can be demonstrated in a more elaborate setup, but is not necessary unless this demonstration will be used as a research instrument afterwards. This lab is comprised of four main parts:
1. Understanding the theory of SPR, through deriving the Fresnel equations from Maxwell Equations. 2. Determining the optimal conditions for the Prism Coating (Modeling). 3. Fabricating the coated prism with a deposition system. 4. Comparing modeling and experiment, explain error.
AAPT Summer Meeting - Workshop 38: Advanced Labs
Part of the American Association of Physics Teachers Conference Proceedings series
July 17th - 21st, 2010
Sánchez, E. (2010, July 17th - 21st). Surface Plasmon Resonance Laboratory. Paper presented at AAPT Summer Meeting - Workshop 38: Advanced Labs, Portland, Oregon. Retrieved June 19, 2013, from http://www.compadre.org/Repository/document/ServeFile.cfm?ID=10514&DocID=1964
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