About this book
Considered one of the major fields of photonics of the beginning 21st century, plasmonics offers the potential to confine and guide light below the diffraction limit and promises a new generation of highly miniaturized photonic devices. Offering both a comprehensive introduction to the field and an extensive overview of the current state of the art, "Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications" should be of great value to the newcomer and to the experienced researcher.
The first part of the book describes the fundamentals of this research area, starting with a review of Maxwell’s equations in a form suited to the description of metals. Subsequent chapters introduce the two major ingredients of plasmonics, surface plasmon polaritons at metallic interfaces and localized plasmons in nanostructures. The mathematics of their description, excitation and imaging of the modes are discussed. This part closes with a presentation of electromagnetic surface waves at lower frequencies in the THz and microwave regime, comprising both spoof or designer plasmons and surface phonon polaritons.
Building on the fundamentals, the second part discusses some of the most prominent applications of plasmons: Plasmon waveguides, extraordinary transmission through aperture arrays, sensing and surface enhanced Raman scattering, spectroscopy as well as metamaterials. Exemplary studies in each of these fields taken from the original literature are presented.
- Book Title Plasmonics: Fundamentals and Applications
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/0-387-37825-1
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2007
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Chemistry and Materials Science Chemistry and Material Science (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-33150-8
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-4113-8
- eBook ISBN 978-0-387-37825-1
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XXVI, 224
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Optical and Electronic Materials
Condensed Matter Physics
Surfaces and Interfaces, Thin Films
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From the reviews:
"A book which gives an overview of plasmonics, an area of physics that could revolutionise computing and telecommunications over the next two decades … . The book, the product of one year’s work, is one of first modern overviews of plasmonics since the 1980s and is aimed at those starting in the field and experienced researchers as well." (www.huliq.com, May, 2007)
"This book serves as an exceptionally accessible entrée into a 100-year-old field that continues to provide new surprises. … In about 200 pages, the author succeeds in communicating both the basic knowledge that is required for one to enter this research area and the excitement of new challenges and opportunities in the field. … this book demonstrates an exact fitness for its purpose, which is to provide a ‘useful tool for both current and future participants in this area.’" (K. Alan Shore, Optics and Photonics News, October, 2008)
"The book ‘Plasmonics, fundamentals and application’ by S.A. Maier presents an appealing up to date description of the interaction of light with nanoparticles, from concepts to recent discoveries. It is a very good introduction to the field for graduate or undergraduate students." (Luc Henrard, Physicalia Magazine, Vol. 30 (4), 2008)
"Maier’s work a very timely and welcome addition to any bookshelf. … The subject material is well organized, and clearly presented throughout, with abundant references to the primary literature. … any undergraduate student doing a final year project on plasmonics will undoubtedly find this text extremely helpful. Furthermore, lecturers will also find it useful … . In short, Stefan Maier’s text is very well written and fills a real gap in the market." (Mark Fox, Contemporary Physics, Vol. 50 (4), July-August, 2009)