Tutorial 1: Features of reflectivity curves

Tutorial 2: WinSpall SPR simulation software.

Also have a look at our theory section.




Tutorial 1 - Features of reflectivity curves

An overview

As we look at the plasmon resonance we can determine three different areas of interest:

  1. The edge of total internal reflection. We will learn that this feature is not just there for some strange physical reasons: it is also an important feature to validate our measurement.
  2. The resonance angle (or “the plasmon” itself). The actual angular position but also the depth will be important to learn something from “the plasmon”.
  3. The full width at half maximum. Optical constants do matter. We will see how.

Res Tec Tutorial 1 - Features of reflectivity curves (pdf)