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Glass Micro- and Nanospheres

Physics and Applications, 1st Edition

By Giancarlo C. Righini

Pan Stanford

300 pages

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Hardback: 9789814774635
pub: 2019-03-31
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This book summarizes the recent research and development in the field of glass micro- and nanospheres. Special focus is on the physics of spherical whispering gallery mode resonators. It presents selected examples of application of glass microspheres in biosensing, laser devices, and microwave engineering. Both micro- and nanospheres find important applications in biomedicine.

Table of Contents

Glass microspheres for imaging

Glass microspheres as optical resonators

Glass nanospheres and photonic crystals

Glass nanospheres and artificial opals

Coating of microspheres

Biomedical sensing application of microspherical resonators

Nonlinear optics in microspherical resonators

Applications of optical microspheres to microwaves and millimeter waves

Microlasers and other applications of glass micro- and nanospheres, including composite materials and hydrogen storage

About the Author

Giancarlo C. Righini is a physicist. He worked for almost 40 years at CNR, the National Research Council of Italy, in Florence and Rome, becoming research director of various departments. After his retirement from CNR, he was director of the Enrico Fermi Centre in Rome (2012-2016). He was vice president of IUPAP and of ICO, co-founder and president of the Italian Society of Optics and Photonics (SIOF), secretary of EOS, and member of the board of directors of SPIE.

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