1st Edition

Emergent Micro- and Nanomaterials for Optical, Infrared, and Terahertz Applications

Edited By Song Sun, Wei Tan, Su-Huai Wei Copyright 2023
    443 Pages 120 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Driven by continuing pursuits in device miniaturization and performance improvement, emergent micro- and nanomaterials hold the keys to enabling next-generation technologies in optical, infrared, and terahertz applications, owing to their unique properties and strong responses in these frequency bands. Development of these fascinating materials has triggered a number of opportunities in the applied sciences, and some have even made their impact in the market. Emergent Micro- and Nanomaterials for Optical, Infrared, and Terahertz Applications reviews state-of-the-art developments in various emergent materials and their implementation in applications such as sensors, waveplates, communications, and light sources, among others. The book discusses the similarities, advantages, and limitations and offers a comparative of each material. This volume:

    • Covers all emergent materials (natural and artificial) that are promising for optical, infrared, and terahertz applications
    • Comparatively analyzes these materials, elucidating their unique advantages, limitations, and application scopes
    • Provides an up-to-date record on achievements and progress in cutting-edge optical, infrared, and terahertz applications
    • Offers a comprehensive overview to connect multidisciplinary fields, such as materials, physics, and optics, to serve as a basis for future progress

    This book is a valuable reference for engineers, researchers, and students in the areas of materials and optics, as well as physics, and will benefit both junior- and senior-level researchers.

    1. Introduction to Optical, Infrared, and Terahertz Frequency Bands

    Song Sun, Wei Tan, and Su-Huai Wei

    2. Theory of Electromagnetic Fields

    Yuriy Akimov

    3. Theoretical Design of Nanomaterials for Optical and Terahertz Applications

    Xiao Jiang, Jiafeng Xie, Zhou Li, Bing Huang, and Su-Huai Wei

    4. Plasmonic Materials and Their Applications

    Jinfeng Zhu, Yinong Xie, and Yuan Gao

    5. Artificial Metamaterials, Metasurfaces, and Their Applications

    Dacheng Wang

    6. Low Loss Dielectric Materials and Their Applications

    Song Sun

    7. Chiral Metamaterials and Their Applications

    Yidong Hou, Xuannan Wu, and Xiu Yang

    8. Emerging Two-Dimensional Materials and Their Applications in Detection of Polarized Light

    Xiao Luo, Qing Liu, Huidong Yin, and Fucai Liu

    9. Phase Change Materials

    Qingyang Du

    10. Magnetic and Spintronic Materials and Their Applications

    Zheng Feng and Wei Tan

    11. Soft and Flexible Materials and Their Applications

    Yongbiao Wan, Zhiguang Qiu, and Chuan Fei Guo

    12. Piezoelectric Materials and Their Applications

    Taiping Zhang and Qilin Hua

    13. Hybrid Perovskite Materials and Their Applications

    Ru Li and Xue Liu

    14. Near-Infrared Organic Materials for Biological Applications

    Qi-Wei Zhang and Yang Tian


    Song Sun is Associate Professor at Microsystem and Terahertz Research Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics. He received his B.S. degree (first class honor, 2009) and PhD (2013) in Microelectronics from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. Prof. Sun started his career at Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore in 2013, and joined Microsystem and Terahertz Research Center, China in 2017. Currently, he is also Adjunct Professor at University of Electronic Science and Technology, China. His expertise is in theoretical physics and computational electromagnetics with a strong background in Vacuum Electronics, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Metamaterial and Metasurface, Fluorescence Spontaneous Emission, and their applications. Prof. Sun has authored or co‐authored over 60 peer‐review journal papers, conference proceedings, and book chapters. He serves as an active member in IEEE, ACS, and Chinese Optical Society (senior member).

    Wei Tan is Associate Professor and Director of Terahertz Physics Department at Microsystem and Terahertz Research Center, China Academy of Engineering Physics. He received his B.S. degree (2007) and PhD (2012) in condensed matter physics from Tongji University, China. Prof. Tan started his career at Beijing Computational Science Research Center, China as a postdoctoral researcher in 2012, and joined Microsystem & Terahertz Research Center, China in 2014. His expertise is in the theoretical physics and modeling of electromagnetic wave-matter interactions with strong background in Terahertz Physics, Semiconductor Physics, Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials. His major area of research is terahertz wave generation and manipulation. Prof. Tan has authored or coauthored over 40 peer-review journal papers and conference proceedings, including an invited review article and a perspective article on the topic of spintronic terahertz emitter.

    Su-Huai Wei is Chair Professor and Head of the Materials and Energy Division of the Beijing Computational Science Research Center (CSRC). He received his B.S. in Physics from Fudan University in 1981 and Ph.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1985. He joined the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 1985 and was a Laboratory Fellow and Manager of the Theoretical Materials Science Group before he joined the CSRC in 2015. His research is focused on developing electronic structure theory of semiconductor compounds, alloys, and nanomaterials for optoelectronic and energy-related applications. He has published more than 500 papers in leading scientific journals, including more than 70 in Physical Review Letters. He is a Fellow of both of the American Physical Society and the Materials Research Society.