1st Edition

Plasmonic Nanoguides and Circuits

Edited By Sergey Bozhevolnyi Copyright 2009
    452 Pages 74 Color & 165 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

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    In this book, the authors concentrate on the surface Plasmon (SP) waveguide configurations ensuring nanoscale confinement and review the current status of this rapidly emerging field, considering different configurations being developed for nanoscale plasmonic guides and circuits. Both fundamental physics and application aspects of plasmonics are reviewed in detail by the world's leading experts. A unique feature of this book is its strong focus on a particular subfield of plasmonics dealing with subwavelength (nanoscale) waveguiding, an area which is especially important in view of the explosively growing interest in plasmonic interconnects and nanocircuits.

    Introduction to Surface Plasmon Polariton Waveguides
    Negative Dielectric Optical Waveguides for Nano-Optical Guiding
    Nanoparticle Plasmon Waveguides
    Surface Plasmon Polariton Gap Waveguide and Its Applications
    Metal Heterostructures
    Plasmonic Slot Waveguides
    Plasmonic Modulators
    Metal Trench Waveguides: Experiments and Analysis
    Fundamentals of Channel and Wedge Plasmon Polaritons
    Channel Plasmon Polaritons in Triangular Grooves
    Nanophotonic Components Utilizing Channel Plasmon Polaritons
    Adiabatic Concentration and Coherent Control in Nanoplasmonic Waveguides
    Nanoplasmonics: Components, Devices and Circuits


    Sergey I. Bozhevolnyi is professor at the Institute of Sensors, Signals and Electrotechnics (SENSE) at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. He received an MSc in physics in 1978 and a PhD in quantum electronics in 1981 from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (also known as "FizTech") and a DSc in 1998 from Aarhus University, Denmark. He has authored and co-authored more than 200 papers in refereed journals as well as five book chapters. A co-author of eight patents, he is currently involved with research in nano-optics and plasmonics, including near-field imaging and light scattering, enhancement and guiding by nanostructures. He is a Fellow of the Optical Society of America.

    "This book brings together expert contributions from experimentalists and theorists in the field of plasmonic waveguides and devices who steer readers through the underlying physical principles of plasmonic circuitry to specific designs and applications. Possible plasmonic waveguide geometries as well as their advantages and drawbacks are clearly and comprehensively discussed with various uses in mind, ranging from optical communication components, on-chip interconnects and electronic-photonic hybrid circuits. It makes fascinating reading and equally gives food for thought to nanophotonics practitioners and students alike."
    —Prof. Anatoly Zayats, Queen's University of Belfast, UK