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Principles of Nanophotonics




ISBN 9781584889724
Published June 6, 2008 by CRC Press
248 Pages 107 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

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

Preface
Introduction
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
Introduction
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
Index
References appear at the end of each chapter.

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