Handbook of Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics

Editors: Ohtsu, Motoichi (Ed.)

  • Gives a comprehensive survey of nano-optics and nanophotonics
  • Written by the internationally leading researchers in this field
  • Only existing handbook about optical near field techniques
  • Gives tutorial step-by-step descriptions of the principles and practices of nano-optics
  • Covers a wide range of applications for devices, fabrication, systems and energy conversion
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About this Reference Work

In the 1990s, optical technology and photonics industry developed fast, but further progress became difficult due to a fundamental limit of light known as the diffraction limit. This limit could be overcome using the novel technology of nano-optics or nanophotonics in which the size of the electromagnetic field is decreased down to the nanoscale and is used as a carrier for signal transmission, processing, and fabrication. Such a decrease beyond the diffraction limit is possible by using optical near-fields. The true nature of nano-optics and nanophotonics involves not only their abilities to meet the above requirements but also their abilities to realize qualitative innovations in photonic devices, fabrication techniques, energy conversion and information processing systems.
The objective of this work is to review the innovations of optical science and technology by nano-optics and nanophotonics. While in conventional optical science and technology, light and matter are discussed separately, in nano-optics and nanophotonics, light and matter have to be regarded as being coupled to each other, and the energy flow between nanoparticles is bidirectional. This means that nano-optics and nanophotonics have to be regarded as a technology fusing optical fields and matter.
This unique work reviews and covers the most recent topics of nano-optics, applications to device operations, fabrication techniques, energy conversion, information processing, architectures and algorithms. Each chapter is written by the leading scientists in the relevant field. Thus, this work will provide high-quality scientific and technical information to scientists, engineers, and graduate students who are and will be engaged in R&D of nano-optics and nanophotonics. Especially, the topics to be covered by this work will be popularly used by the engineers in the rapidly growing market of the optical energy conversion.

About the authors

Motoichi Ohtsu has been a professor at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering, from 1991 to 2004. He has been Director at the Nanophotonics Research Center of the University of Tokyo since 2008. In addition, he has been a professor at the Department of Electronics Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, of the University of Tokyo since 2004.

Table of contents (27 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ohtsu, Motoichi

    Pages 1-8

  • Classical Theory of Optical Near Field

    Banno, Itsuki

    Pages 11-63

  • Optical Near-Field Interactions and Yukawa Potential

    Kobayashi, Kiyoshi (et al.)

    Pages 65-107

  • A Phenomenological Description of Optical Near Fields and Optical Properties of N Two-Level Systems Interacting with Optical Near Fields

    Shojiguchi, Akira (et al.)

    Pages 109-186

  • Theory and Principles of Operation of Nanophotonic Functional Devices

    Sangu, Suguru (et al.)

    Pages 187-250

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics
Editors
  • Motoichi Ohtsu
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Delhi Book Store, New Delhi, India
Print + eBook ISBN
978-3-642-31067-6
eReference ISBN
978-3-642-31066-9
Print ISBN
978-3-642-31065-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 1071
Number of Illustrations and Tables
613 b/w illustrations, 120 illustrations in colour
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