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Optical Properties of Nanostructures

1st Edition

By Ying Fu, Min Qiu

Jenny Stanford Publishing

312 pages | 118 B/W Illus.

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This book discusses electrons and photons in and through nanostructures by the first-principles quantum mechanical theories and fundamental concepts (a unified coverage of nanostructured electronic and optical components) behind nanoelectronics and optoelectronics, the material basis, physical phenomena, device physics, as well as designs and applications. The combination of viewpoints presented in the book can help foster further research and cross-disciplinary interaction needed to surmount the barriers facing future generations of technology design.


"This book offers an excellent insight into the optical property of functional nanostructures that is one of the frontiers of photonics, materials, physics, chemistry and nanotechnology. The elegant treatment of electrons and photons in nanostructures using the first-principles quantum mechanical theories, as well as the broad coverage from basic structures to passive components and active devices, makes it a unique reference for scientists and students interested in this area."

—Prof. Limin Tong, Zhejiang University, China

Table of Contents

Electrons in Nanostructures

Atoms and Solids

Crystalline Nature of Solids

Electrons in Solid

Eight-Band K ·Pmodel


Envelop Function

Effectivemass Approximation

Dimensionality of Energy Density of States


Light-Matter Interactions

Time-Dependent Perturbation Theory

Electromagnetic Field

Generalized Golden Rule

Light–Matter Interaction

Optical Spectrum


Exciton and Exciton Photogeneration

Quantum Confinement in Nanoparticles

Effectivemass Theory of Exciton

Exciton Binding Energy

Optical Transition of Exciton

Radiative and Nonradiative Recombinations

Multiphoton Processes

Auger Recombination and Impact Ionization


Exciton Polariton

Exciton Excitation

Excitonic Polarization

Damping Rate

Microcavity and Four-Wave Mixing

Excitonic Photonic Gap

Qd Dimer System


Optoelectronic Devices

Light Emitting Diode



Integrated Circuits

Photon Storage

Waveguides Andmodulators

Quantum Optics


Basics of Plasmonics

Classical Electrodynamics in Matter

Solid State Theory for Optical Constant Ofmetal

Drude–Sommerfeld Model

Surface Plasmon Polariton at One Interface

Surface Plasmon–Polariton Coupled between Two Interfaces

Finite-Width Sppwaveguide

Numerical Approaches


Surface Plasmonics Devices

Passive Surface Plasmonics Devices

Deep-Subwavelength Plasmonic Waveguide

General Consideration

Hybrid Plasmonic and Index-Guiding Waveguide

Active Surface Plasmonics Devices

Nanostructure Surface Plasmonics

Barriers and Frontiers



About the Authors

Ying Fu leads a biophotonics group at the Division of Theoretical Chemistry and Biology, Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden, focusing on semiconductor nanotechnologies of Si/Ge, III-V and II-VI nanoscale electronic and photonic devices and systems for applications in bio and medical fields. He is an active educator and researcher in the field and has published more than 200 papers.

Min Qiu joined the Department of Microelectronics and Applied Physics at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden, as an assistant professor. He became an associate professor in 2005 and a full professor (Professor of Photonics) in 2009. Prof. Qiu holds a Senior Researcher Fellowship from the Swedish Research Council. Currently, he leads the nanophotonics group at KTH.

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