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Plasmonic Resonators

Fundamentals, Advances, and Applications, 1st Edition

By Masanobu Iwanaga

Jenny Stanford Publishing

324 pages | 63 Color Illus. | 69 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents


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



About the Author

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Physical & Theoretical
SCIENCE / Physics