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Principles of Nano-Optics

Principles of Nano-Optics

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  • Date Published: September 2006
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  • isbn: 9780511166525

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  • Nano-optics is the study of optical phenomena and techniques on the nanometer scale, that is, near or beyond the diffraction limit of light. It is an emerging field of study, motivated by the rapid advance of nanoscience and nanotechnology which require adequate tools and strategies for fabrication, manipulation and characterization at this scale. In this 2006 text the authors provide a comprehensive overview of the theoretical and experimental concepts necessary to understand and work in nano-optics. With a very broad perspective, they cover optical phenomena relevant to the nanoscale across diverse areas ranging from quantum optics to biophysics, introducing and extensively describing all of the significant methods. Written for graduate students who want to enter the field, the text includes problem sets to reinforce and extend the discussion. It is also a valuable reference for researchers and course teachers.

    • Was the first nano-optics textbook, it gives a bottom-up description of optical phenomena and techniques encountered in the rapidly expanding fields of nanoscience and nanotechnology
    • Each chapter contains several exercises and problems with hints
    • Numerous high-quality illustrations and real-life examples
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    "Overall, I enjoyed the authors' presentation of the subjects in Principles of Nano-Optics, and I think the material will help students obtain a broader perspective of the nano-optical world."
    Ole Keller, Physics Today

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    • Date Published: September 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511166525
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Theoretical foundations
    3. Propagation and focusing of optical fields
    4. Spatial resolution and position accuracy
    5. Nanoscale optical microscopy
    6. Near-field optical probes
    7. Probe-sample distance control
    8. Light emission and optical interaction in nanoscale environments
    9. Quantum emitters
    10. Dipole emission near planar interfaces
    11. Photonic crystals and resonators
    12. Surface plasmons
    13. Forces in confined fields
    14. Fluctuation-induced phenomena
    15. Theoretical methods in nano-optics

  • Authors

    Lukas Novotny, University of Rochester, New York

    Bert Hecht, Universität Basel, Switzerland

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