Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 1
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Nwanya, A. C. Ugwuoke, P. E. Ezekoye, B. A. Osuji, R. U. and Ezema, F. I. 2013. Structural and Optical Properties of Chemical Bath Deposited Silver Oxide Thin Films: Role of Deposition Time. Advances in Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. 2013, p. 1.


The Application of Silver Oxide Thin Films to Plasmon Photonic Devices

  • Junji Tominaga (a1), Dorothea Büchel (a1), Christophe Mihalcea (a1), Takayuki Shima (a1) and Toshio Fukaya (a1)
  • DOI:
  • Published online: 01 February 2011

RF-magnetron sputtered thin films of silver oxide (AgOx) were recently applied to ultra-high density optical data storage. It has been elucidated that the AgOx film sandwiched by protection layers shows very attractive characteristics in strong light-scattering, local plasmon generation and super-resolution by focussing a laser beam on it. Especially, the combination with an active recording film (optical phase change or magneto-optical) used in the currently recordable optical disks improves the storage density and overcomes the diffraction limit. In this paper, we describe the basic characteristics of nano-scale light scattering centers generated in the AgOx films and the interaction with ultra-high density recorded mark patterns in a near-field region. In addition, we provide the structural transition of the AgOx film by thermal and laser annealing treatment.

Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

2.E. Betzig , J. K. Trautman , R. Wolfe , E. M. Gyorgy , P. L. Finn , M. H. Kryder and C. H. Chang , Appl. Phys. Lett. 61, 142144 (1992).

3.E. Betzig , S. G. Grubb , R. J. Chichester , D. J. DiGiovanni and J. S. Weiner , Appl. Phys. Lett. 63, 35503552 (1993).

4.B. D. Terris , H. J. Mamin , D. Rugar , W. R. Studenmund and G. S. Kino , Appl. Phys. Lett. 65, 388390 (1994).

5.B. D. Terris , H. J. Mamin and D. Rugar , Appl. Phys. Lett. 68, 141143 (1996).

7.J. Tominaga , T. Nakano and N. Atoda , Appl. Phys. Lett., 73, 20782080 (1998).

8.J. Tominaga , T. Nakano , T. Fukaya , N. Atoda , H. Fuji and A. Sato , Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 38, 40894093 (1999).

10.H. Fuji , H. Katayama , J. Tominaga , L. Men , T. Nakano and N. Atoda , Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 980981 (2000).

11.J. Tominaga , H. Fuji , A. Sato , T. Nakano , N. Atoda , Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 39, 957961 (2000).

14.L. A. Peyser , A. E. Vinson , A. P. Bartko and R. M. Dickson , Science 291, 103106 (2001).

15.Y. S. Li , J. Raman Spectroscopy 25, 795797 (1994).

16.J. Tominaga , S. Haratani , K. Uchiyama and S. Takayama , Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 31, 27572759 (1992).

17.S. Haratani , J. Tominaga , H. Dohi and S. Takayama , J. Appl. Phys. 76, 12971300 (1994).

21.J. Tominaga , J. H. Kim , D. Buechel , L. Men , H. Fukuda , T. Nakano , T. Fukaya , N. Atoda , H. Fuji , T. Kikukawa , A. Sato , A. Tachibana , Y. Yamakawa and M. Kumagai , Jpn. J. Appl. Phys. 40, 18311834 (2001).

22.J. Tominaga , C. Mihalcea , D. Buechel , H. Fukuda , T. Nakano , N. Atoda , H. Fuji and T. Kikukawa , Appl. Phys. Lett. 78, 24172420 (2001).

23.D. Buechel , C. Mihalcea , T. Fukaya , N. Atoda and J. Tominaga , Appl. Phys. Lett. 79, 620622 (2001).

24.D. Buechel Mihalcea , N. Atoda and J. Tominaga , J. Am. Chem. Soc. 123, 71727173 (2001).

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

MRS Online Proceedings Library (OPL)
  • ISSN: -
  • EISSN: 1946-4274
  • URL: /core/journals/mrs-online-proceedings-library-archive
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *