© 2002

Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media

  • Vladimir M. Shalaev

Part of the Topics in Applied Physics book series (TAP, volume 82)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIV
  2. David J. Bergman, David G. Stroud
    Pages 19-41
  3. Hongru Ma, Ping Sheng, George K. L. Wong
    Pages 41-62
  4. Concita Sibilia, Mario Bertolotti, Marco Centini, Giuseppe D’Aguanno, Michael Scalora, Mark J. Bloemer et al.
    Pages 63-92
  5. Vladimir M. Shalaev
    Pages 93-114
  6. Vladimir P. Drachev, Sergey V. Perminov, Sergey G. Rautian, Vladimir P. Safonov
    Pages 115-148
  7. Won-Tae Kim, Vladimir P. Safonov, Vladimir P. Drachev, Viktor A. Podolskiy, Vladimir M. Shalaev, Robert L. Armstrong
    Pages 149-168
  8. Andrey K. Sarychev, Vladimir M. Shalaev
    Pages 169-186
  9. Martin Moskovits, Li-Lin Tay, Jody Yang, Thomas Haslett
    Pages 215-227
  10. Katrin Kneipp, Harald Kneipp, Irving Itzkan, Ramachandra R. Dasari, Michael S. Feld, Mildred S. Dresselhaus
    Pages 227-249
  11. Bart A. van Tiggelen, Geert L. J. A. Rikken
    Pages 275-302
  12. Hui Cao
    Pages 303-330
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 443-453

About this book


This book reviews recent advances in one of the most prominent fields of physics. The optics of random media displays a rich variety of effects, and some of these effects are hardly intuitive. Localization of various sorts of optical excitations occur and recur in a wide gamut of disordered systems, such as inhomogeneous media, nanocomposite materials, layered structures, metal films and metal-dielectric composites. The contributors to the book are world best experts in the optics of random media; they provide a state-of-the-art review of recent developments in the field including nonlinear optical and magneto-optical properties, Raman and hyper-Raman scattering, laser action, plasmon excitation and localized giant fields, imaging and spectroscopy of random media.


Optics composites nanomaterials nonlinear optics optical properties of materials optoelectronics random lasers spectroscopy thin films colloid composite material laser molecule nanocomposite nanomaterial nanostructure optics scattering SNOM surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Vladimir M. Shalaev
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electronical and omputer EngineeringPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Optical Properties of Nanostructured Random Media
  • Editors Vladimir M. Shalaev
  • Series Title Topics in Applied Physics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-42031-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07555-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-44948-5
  • Series ISSN 0303-4216
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 454
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Phase Transitions and Multiphase Systems
    Quantum Optics
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"The authors of these collected papers make an excellent contribution to the discussion. Each chapter is well-structured, with up-to-date, in-depth theoretical and experimental analyses and extensive references. Among the topics covered: fractal-microcavity composites, random lasers with coherent feedback and nonlinear optical responses in metal-dielectric composites. The book will be appreciated by engineers in quantum electronics and chemical engineers working in the area of materials process technologies and nanostructured materials."