This book provides a first integrated view of nanophotonics and plasmonics, covering the use of dielectric, semiconductor, and metal nanostructures to manipulate light at the nanometer scale. The presentation highlights similarities and advantages, and shows the common underlying physics, targets, and methodologies used for different materials (optically transparent materials for nanophotonics, vs opaque materials for plasmonics). Ultimately, the goal is to provide a basis for developing a unified platform for both fields. In addition to the fundamentals and detailed theoretical background, the book showcases the main device applications.
Ching Eng (Jason) Png is Director of the Electronics and Photonics Department at the Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore.
Yuriy A. Akimov is a scientist in the Electronics and Photonics Department at the Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of Nanophotonics and Plasmonics. Electromagnetic field theory. Localized eigenmodes of single nanostructures. Localized eigenmodes of multiple particle systems. Eigen waves in uniform media. Eigen waves in periodically varying media. Diagnosticsof eigenmodes. Applications based on localized eigenmodes. Steganography. Fluorescence enhancement. Nanostructures for chiral sensing. Nanoantennas for biosensing. Nanoparticle anti‐reflective coatings. Guiding light with nanoantennas. Applications based on propagating eigenmodes. Eigen waves for sensing. Passive optical components. Photodetectors. Light emission. Light modulation. Four‐wave mixing. Quantum cryptography
Ching Eng (Jason) Png is Director of the Electronics and Photonics Department at the Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore. He got his PhD degree from the University of Surrey, UK (2004), executive MBA degrees from INSEAD, France (2014) and Tsinghua University, China (2014). Dr. Png started his career at Agilent Technologies leading manufacturing of optical transceivers and joined Institute of High Performance Computing in 2005. His research interests span from quantum and high‐speed photonics to charge‐transfer plasmonics and electromagnetics. He received a string of technical and entrepreneurship awards including the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering Prize, IET Innovation Award in Software Design (highly commended), Skolkovo Prize at the INSEAD Venture Competition, and the Spring TECS Proof‐of‐Value grant. Dr. Png serves on the national committee for the United Nations General Assembly sanctioned International Light of Year 2015, SPIE Photonics West technical program, and Founding Chair for URSI Singapore Chapter. He co‐founded Optic2Connect Pte Ltd, which is the first spin‐off company from Institute of High Performance Computing commercializing silicon photonics.
Yuriy A. Akimov is a scientist in the Electronics & Photonics Department, Institute of High Performance Computing, Agency for Science Technology and Research, Singapore. He received his MS (2002) and PhD (2005) degrees in Plasma Physics from the V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine. Dr. Akimov started his carrier at the Institute of High Technologies, Ukraine in 2002, and joined the Institute of High Performance Computing, Singapore in 2008. His expertise is in the theory of electrodynamic systems with a strong background in Physics and extensive simulation experience in Nonlinear Optics, Plasma Physics, Plasmonics, Nanophotonics, Photovoltaics, and Computational Spectroscopy. His major area of research is optical properties of dielectric, semiconductor, and metal nanostructures. Dr. Akimov is recipient of numerous academic awards and scholarships, including top‐level awards from the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine. He has authored or co‐authored over 90 peer‐reviewed journal papers, conference proceedings, and book chapters.