Catenary Optics

Authors: Luo, Xiangang

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  • Offers in-depth examination of the history, theory, and engineering applications of the catenary function
  • Reveals the deep linking between mechanics and optics with more than 100 figures
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the optical properties of catenary function
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This book offers the first comprehensive introduction to the optical properties of the catenary function, and includes more than 200 figures. Related topics addressed here include the photonic spin Hall effect in inhomogeneous anisotropic materials, coupling of evanescent waves in complex structures, etc. After familiarizing readers with these new physical phenomena, the book highlights their applications in plasmonic nanolithography, flat optical elements, perfect electromagnetic absorbers and polarization converters. The book will appeal to a wide range of readers: while researchers will find new inspirations for historical studies combining mechanics, mathematics, and optics, students will gain a wealth of multidisciplinary knowledge required in many related areas. In fact, the catenary function was deemed to be a “true mathematical and mechanical form” in architecture by Robert Hooke in the 1670s. The discovery of the mathematical form of catenaries is attributed to Gottfried Leibniz, Christiaan Huygens and Johann Bernoulli in 1691. As the founders of wave optics, however, Hooke and Huygens did not recognize the importance of catenaries in optics. It is only in recent decades that the link between catenaries and optics has been established.

About the authors

Prof. Xiangang Luo is currently director of the State Key Lab of Optical Technologies on Nano-fabrication and Micro-engineering (SKLOTNM), and president of the Institute of Optics and Electronics (IOE), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS). His research interests include micro/nano-optics, plasmonics, metamaterials, sub-wavelength electromagnetics and catenary optics. He has published more than 300 scientific papers and holds 100 patents in optics and related fields. He is a fellow of the International Society for Optical Engineering (SPIE), Optical Society of America (OSA), Chinese Optical Society (COS), and International Academy of Photonics and Laser Engineering (IAPLE).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Luo, Xiangang

    Pages 1-40

  • Spin-Controlled Beam Shaping with Catenary Subwavelength Structures

    Luo, Xiangang

    Pages 41-92

  • Catenary Structures for Spin-Dependent Coupling of Waveguide Modes

    Luo, Xiangang

    Pages 93-116

  • Catenary Plasmons for Sub-diffraction-Limited Imaging and Nanolithography

    Luo, Xiangang

    Pages 117-171

  • Catenary Plasmons for Flat Lensing, Beam Deflecting, and Shaping

    Luo, Xiangang

    Pages 173-228

Buy this book

eBook $129.00
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  • ISBN 978-981-13-4818-1
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Hardcover $169.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-13-4817-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Catenary Optics
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-4818-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-4818-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-4817-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 419
Number of Illustrations
19 b/w illustrations, 288 illustrations in colour
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