Anomalous transmission of Ag/ZnO nanocomposites prepared by a magnetron sputtering

Andrey A. Machnev, Alexei S. Shuliatjev, Andrey E. Mironov, Dmitry G. Gromov, Vladimir Mitrokhin, Igor V. Mel'Nikov, Joseph W. Haus

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Single layer and double layer thin ZnO films with Ag nano-clusters on top and between them are fabricated by magnetron sputtering with subsequent annealing procedures. Transmission spectra measurements of the Ag/ZnO nanocomposite shows that a disordering (yet controllable) annealing modification, leads to a high transmission in the near- to the mid-IR spectral regimes. The spectra also show oscillations in the visible wavelength regime due to the excitation of surface plasmons that propagate along the surface of the nano-cluster. The behavior reported here is of interest for future implementation of new sub-wavelength, nanoplasmonic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOxide-Based Materials and Devices VI
EditorsFerechteh H. Teherani, David C. Look, David J. Rogers
ISBN (Electronic)9781628414547
StatePublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventOxide-Based Materials and Devices VI - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 8 Feb 201511 Feb 2015

Publication series

NameProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
ISSN (Print)0277-786X
ISSN (Electronic)1996-756X


ConferenceOxide-Based Materials and Devices VI
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


  • Nanomaterials
  • Optics of nanostructures
  • Subwavelength structures
  • Surface plasmon resonance


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