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Title: Plasmonic Antireflection Coatings in the Infrared.


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Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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USDOE National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
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Conference: Proposed for presentation at the IEEE AP-S International Symposium 2007 held June 10-15, 2007 in Honolulu, HI.
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United States

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Basilio, Lorena I., Peters, David W., and Loui, Hung. Plasmonic Antireflection Coatings in the Infrared.. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Basilio, Lorena I., Peters, David W., & Loui, Hung. Plasmonic Antireflection Coatings in the Infrared.. United States.
Basilio, Lorena I., Peters, David W., and Loui, Hung. Mon . "Plasmonic Antireflection Coatings in the Infrared.". United States. doi:.
title = {Plasmonic Antireflection Coatings in the Infrared.},
author = {Basilio, Lorena I. and Peters, David W. and Loui, Hung},
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place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007},
month = {Mon Jan 01 00:00:00 EST 2007}

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