From Classical to Quantum Plasmonics in Three and Two Dimensions

  • Thomas┬áChristensen

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Thomas Christensen
    Pages 1-9
  3. Plasmonics in Three Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
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      Pages 13-35
    3. Thomas Christensen
      Pages 37-80
  4. Plasmonics in Two Dimensions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Thomas Christensen
      Pages 83-96
    3. Thomas Christensen
      Pages 97-129
    4. Thomas Christensen
      Pages 131-157
    5. Thomas Christensen
      Pages 159-163
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 165-181

About this book


This thesis provides a comprehensive introduction to two active research directions within the field of plasmonics: (i) nonclassical, or quantum, aspects of the plasmonic response; and (ii) two-dimensional plasmonics, a recent innovation in the field stimulated by the advent of two-dimensional materials. It discusses the fundamentals of this field in detail, and explores several current research directions. 

Nonclassical plasmonics has been spurred on in recent years by the tremendous technological progress in nanofabrication and optical characterization; today, it is possible to investigate the plasmonic features of nanostructures with characteristic features in the few nanometer range. The book describes and analyzes the breakdown of the classical theory under these conditions and explores several alternatives and extensions.
The unique electronic and dimensional features of novel two-dimensional materials, such as graphene, lie at the core of plasmonics' most rapidly developing subfield; two-dimensional plasmonics. This thesis provides a clear and comprehensive exposition of the central features for interested researchers looking for an entry point to this riveting area.


Graphene Plasmonics Quantum Nanoplasmonics Nonlocality in Plasmonics Hydrodynamic Model in Plasmonics Two-Dimensional Plasmonics Nonlinear Plasmonics in Graphene Multipolar Plasmons Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy in Plasmonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas┬áChristensen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsMassachusetts Institute of Technology CambridgeUSA

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