1st Edition

Nanophotonics Manipulating Light with Plasmons

Edited By Hongxing Xu Copyright 2018
    250 Pages 29 Color & 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    250 Pages 29 Color & 97 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    The manipulation of light at the nanometer scale is highly pursued for both fundamental sciences and wide applications. The diffraction limit of light sets the limit for the smallest size of photonic devices to the scale of light wavelength. Fortunately, the peculiar properties of surface plasmons in metal nanostructures make it possible to squeeze light into nanoscale volumes and enable the manipulation of light and light–matter interactions beyond the diffraction limit. Studies on surface plasmons have led to the creation of a booming research field called plasmonics. Because of its various scientific and practical applications, plasmonics attracts researchers from different fields, making it a truly interdisciplinary subject.

    Nanophotonics: Manipulating Light with Plasmons starts with the general physics of surface plasmons and a brief introduction to the most prominent research topics, followed by a discussion of computational techniques for light scattering by small particles. Then, a few special topics are highlighted, including surfaceenhanced Raman scattering, optical nanoantennas, optical forces, plasmonic waveguides and circuits, and gain-assisted plasmon resonances and propagation.

    The book discusses the fundamental and representative properties of both localized surface plasmons and propagating surface plasmons. It explains various phenomena and mechanisms using elegant model systems with well-defined structures, is illustrated throughout with excellent figures, and contains an extensive list of references at the end of each chapter. It will help graduate-level students and researchers in nanophotonics, physics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and electrical and electronic engineering get a quick introduction to this field.

    Fundamentals of Plasmonics

    Lianming Tong, Hong Wei, and Hongxing Xu

    Light Scattering by Small Particles: Computational Approaches

    Shunping Zhang and Hongxing Xu

    Electromagnetic Field Enhancement in Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering

    Ke Zhao, Hong Wei, and Hongxing Xu

    Plasmonic Antennas

    Zhipeng Li, Longkun Yang, Hancong Wang, and Hongxing Xu

    Plasmon-Assisted Optical Force

    Lianming Tong and Hongxing Xu

    Plasmonic Nanowire Waveguides and Circuits

    Hong Wei and Hongxing Xu

    Gain-Assisted Surface Plasmon Resonances and Propagation

    Ning Liu and Hongxing Xu


    Hongxing Xu is professor of physics at Wuhan University, China. He received his BS degree in physics from Peking University, China, in 1992, and PhD degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2002. From 2005 to 2014, he was a professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests include plasmonics, nanophotonics, surface-enhanced spectroscopy, and single-molecule spectroscopy.