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Principles of Nanophotonics

1st Edition

By Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi, Tadashi Kawazoe, Takashi Yatsui, Makoto Naruse

CRC Press

248 pages | 107 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2008-06-06
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The Theory and Applications of Nanophotonics Devices, Fabrication, and Systems

Coauthored by the developer of nanophotonics, Principles of Nanophotonics outlines physically intuitive concepts of the subject using a novel theoretical framework that differs from conventional wave optics. It probes far-reaching physical insights into the local electromagnetic interaction in the nanometric subsystem composed of electrons and photons.

After reviewing the background, history, and current status of research and development in nanophotonics and related technologies, the book presents a unique theoretical model to describe the interactions among nanometric material systems via optical near-fields. It also evaluates a nonadiabatic fabrication process using this theoretical model. The authors then explore nanophotonic devices and fabrication techniques and provide examples of qualitative innovation. The final chapter looks at how the assembly of nanophotonic devices produces a nanophotonic system.

Realize the Great Potential of Nanophotonics

Nanophotonics is on its way to revolutionizing various applications in devices, fabrications, and information and communication systems. Promoting further exploration in the field, this book helps you understand the theory behind nanophotonics and how it can be applied to devices and systems.

Table of Contents



Modern Optical Science and Technology and the Diffraction Limit

Breaking Through the Diffraction Limit

Nanophotonics and Its True Nature

Some Remarks

Basis of Nanophotonics

Optical Near-Fields and Effective Interactions as a Base for Nanophotonics

Principles of Operations of Nanophotonic Devices Using Optical Near-Fields

Principles of Nanofabrication Using Optical Near-Fields

Nanophotonic Devices

Excitation Energy Transfer

Device Operation

Interconnection with Photonic Devices

Room Temperature Operation

Nanophotonic Fabrication

Adiabatic Nanofabrication

Nonadiabatic Nanofabrications

Self-Assembling Method Via Optical Near-Field Interactions

Fundamentals of Nanophotonic Systems


Optical Excitation Transfer and System Fundamentals

Hierarchy in Nanophotonics and Its System Fundamentals

Summary and Discussion

Appendix A: Projection Operator

Appendix B: Effective Operator and Effective Interaction

Appendix C: Elementary Excitation Mode and Electronic Polarization

Appendix D: Minimal Coupling and Multipolar Hamiltonians

Appendix E: Transformation from Photon Base to Polariton Base


References appear at the end of each chapter.

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SCIENCE / Optics