1st Edition

Plasmonic Resonators Fundamentals, Advances, and Applications

By Masanobu Iwanaga Copyright 2016
    324 Pages 63 Color & 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    324 Pages 63 Color & 69 B/W Illustrations
    by Jenny Stanford Publishing

    Plasmonic resonators, composed of metallic micro- and nanostructures, belong to the category of excited-state physics on resonances from gigahertz to petahertz. Dynamical physics is in contrast to ground-state physics, which includes thermal states, and is connected to diverse applications to enhance existing photo-induced effects and phenomena such as plasmon-enhanced photoluminescence and Raman scattering. This book has three main aims: to provide fundamental knowledge on plasmonic resonators, to explain diverse plasmonic resonators, and to stimulate further development in plasmonic resonators.

    Plasmon-related studies, which are sometimes called plasmonics and include a substantial portion of metamaterials, have shown significant development since the 1980s. The piled-up results are too numerous to study from the beginning, but this book summarizes those results, including the history (past), all the possible types of plasmonic resonators (present), and their wide range of applications (future). It provides the basics of plasmons and resonant physics for undergraduate students, the systematic knowledge on plasmonic resonators for graduate students, and cutting-edge and in-depth information on plasmon-enhancement studies for researchers who are not experts in plasmonics and metamaterials, thereby benefitting a wide range of readers who are interested in the nanotechnology involving metallic nanostructures.


    Plasma Frequency: Concept of Bulk Plasmon

    Optical Constants in Metals

    Metal–Insulator Interface Where Surface Plasmon Polaritons (SPPs) Emerge

    Brief Overview of the History

    Numerical Methods

    Nanofabrication Methods


    Response Function Theory

    Classical Model for Response Function

    Quantum Mechanical Description for Response Function

    Spectral Theory

    Generalized Theory for Response Function


    Plasmonic Resonators

    Plasmonic Waveguides

    Nanoparticle (NP) Plasmonic Resonators

    NP-Assembled Plasmonic Resonators

    Single-Layer Lattices

    Collective Oscillation Associated with Longitudinal Component in Plasmonic Resonators

    Plasmonic Resonators of Simply Stacked Structures

    Plasmonic Resonators with Chirality

    Plasmonic Resonators of Stacked Complementary (SC) Structures: Heteroplasmon Hybridized States

    Perfect Absorbers


    Nonlocality on Plasmonic Resonances

    Nonlocal Responses in Far-Field Spectra

    Nonlocal Responses in Near-Field Scattering

    Optical Nonlocality in Plasmonic Resonators


    Plasmonic Enhancement

    Principles of Plas*

    Purcell Effect


    Surface-Plasmon-Amplified Stimulated Emission Resonators (SPASER)

    Strong Coupling of Plasmons with Excitons and Other Resonances




    Other Plas*

    IR Emitters


    Future Prospects

    Status after Two Decades since the Era of Nanotechnology

    Directions Being Opened

    Challenges in Near Future

    Concluding Remarks

    Appendix A: Abbreviations and Symbols




    Masanobu Iwanaga graduated from Kyoto University, Japan, in 1998 and received his doctorate from the same university in 2003. Since then, he was an assistant professor at the Department of Physics, Tohoku University. Now, he is affiliated to the National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan, which he joined in 2009.