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1st Edition

Plasmonics and Super-Resolution Imaging

Edited By

Zhaowei Liu

ISBN 9789814669917
Published June 29, 2017 by Jenny Stanford Publishing
496 Pages 48 Color & 135 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Plasmonics is an emerging field mainly developed within the past two decades. Due to its unique capabilities to manipulate light at deep subwavelength scales, plasmonics has been commonly treated as the most important part of nanophotonics. Plasmonic-assisted optical microscopy techniques, especially super-resolution microscopy, have shown tremendous potential and attracted much attention.

This book aims to collect cutting-edge studies in various optical imaging technologies with advanced performances that are enabled or enhanced by plasmonics. The basic working principles, development details, and potential future direction and perspectives are discussed. Edited by Zhaowei Liu, a prominent researcher in the field of super-resolution microscopy, this book will be an excellent reference for anyone in the field of nanophotonics, plasmonics, and optical microscopy.

Table of Contents

The Far-Field Superlens

Z Liu

Beating the Diffraction Limit with Positive Refraction: The Resonant Metalens Approach

G. Lerosey & M. Fink

Ultrathin Metalenses and Three-Dimensional Optical Holography Using Metasurfaces

C. Qiu & S. Zhang

Plasmonic-Structured Illumination Microscopy

Z. Liu

Optical Super-Resolution Imaging Using Surface Plasmon Polaritons

I. Smolyaninov

Hyperlenses and Metalenses

Z. Liu

Modeling Linear and Nonlinear Hyperlens Structures

G. Bartal

Nanoparticle-Assisted Stimulated Emission Depletion (STED) Super-Resolution Nanoscopy

Y. Sivan

Lab-on-Antennas: Plasmonic Antennas for Single-Molecule Spectroscopy

Y. Liu & H. Cang

Plasmonic Lenses for High-Throughput Nanolithography

L. Pan

Plasmonic Nanoresonators for Spectral Color Filters and Structural Colored Pigments

J. Guo

Plasmonic Microscopy for Biomedical Imaging

S. J. Chen

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Prof. Zhaowei Liu received his PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles, in 2006 and joined the faculty of the Engineering and Computer Engineering department at the University California, San Diego, in 2008. He received Young Investigator Awards from the Office of Naval Research and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency in 2013 and became OSA Fellow in 2016. His research interests include nanophotonics, super-resolution ultrafast imaging, biophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonics, energy, LEDs, and micro-/nanofabrication.


This is a book dedicated to the applications of plasmonics (the propagation of electromagnetic fields in nanosized structures) in high-resolution imaging, which is a hot topic in optics.

The book is divided into three main parts, with the first part (chapters 1-3) dealing with plasmonic concepts and devices for super-resolution in microscopy, such as superlenses, metalenses and hyperlenses. The second part of the book (chapters 4-9) is dedicated to applications of plasmonics in various imaging methods such as structured illumination microscopy, stimulated emission depletion microscopy, and single-molecule spectroscopy. The last part of the book (chapters 10-12) is dedicated to applications in nanotechnology, plasmonic coloring and bioimaging.

The book is written by experts in the field, is beautifully illustrated, and is a must for anyone interested in modern topics in optics.

Review by Daniela Dragoman, University of Bucharest, Romania