© 2007

Frontiers in Surface Nanophotonics

Principles and Applications


Part of the Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 133)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Huimin Ouyang, Marie Archer, Philippe M. Fauchet
    Pages 49-72
  3. Luca Prodi, Gionata Battistini, Luisa Stella Dolci, Marco Montalti, Nelsi Zaccheroni
    Pages 99-128
  4. Fei Wang
    Pages 129-167
  5. David L. Andrews, Zeno Gaburro
    Pages 168-168
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 169-171

About this book


With the rapid technical advancement of nanoscale fabrication, the science of optics has recently undergone a renaissance with the characterization of new and distinctive kinds of photonic interaction. Beyond the well-known plasmonic processes, many of these effects also arise from intricate local field effects associated with surfaces, where the surface morphology determines the detailed electromagnetic behavior. As such interactions move into practical device applications across the globe, this book presents an overview of some cutting edge developments, contributed by members of several highly renowned research groups. Copiously illustrated and with extensive references to original literature, Frontiers in Surface Nanophotonics will appeal to a wide readership with interests in optics, materials science and nanotechnology.


Biosensor Evanescent wave Gold Optics nanophotonics photonics thermodynamics thin films

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Nanostructures and Photomolecular Systems School of Chemical SciencesUniversity of East AngliaNorwich NR4 7TJU. K.
  2. 2.INFM e Dipart. di FisicaUniversita’ di TrentoItaly

About the authors

David Andrews, Professor of Chemical Physics at the University of East Anglia, conducts fundamental research in photonics and energy transport, optomechanical forces and nonlinear optics. He has two hundred research papers and nine other books to his name. Andrews is a Fellow of the SPIE, the International Society for Optical Engineering, and also of the Royal Society of Chemistry, and the Institute of Physics. He is Chair of the SPIE Nanotechnology Technical Group, and the Nanophotonics conference at Photonics Europe.

Zeno Gaburro, received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1998. Currently he is senior researcher in photonics at the University of Trento, Italy. He has published over 60 research papers in international journals, and since 2002 he chairs a symposium at the annual meeting of SPIE.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Frontiers in Surface Nanophotonics
  • Book Subtitle Principles and Applications
  • Editors David L. Andrews
    Zeno Gaburro
  • Series Title Optical Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2007
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-48950-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4419-2377-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-0-387-48951-3
  • Series ISSN 0342-4111
  • Series E-ISSN 1556-1534
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 176
  • Number of Illustrations 89 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Optics, Lasers, Photonics, Optical Devices
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Energy, Utilities & Environment