Student Manual

Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) refers to the coupling of light with the coherent electron oscillations on a metal/dielectric interface. The resulting field propagates along the interface only, with no field propagation perpendicular to the interface. The purpose of this experiment is to understand the resonance phenomenon and to excite a surface mode on a Gold/Air interface.

Software Code codes
Sample Results Reflectivity versus theta plot
Hardware Manual User manual for Laser diode temperature controller LDTC2/2 (Wavelength Electronics)
User guide for motorized rotation stage PRM1Z8 (THORLABS)
User manual for DC servo motor driver TDC001 (THORLABS)
Experiment Code 2.15
Version 19 March 2015, 2015-v1

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