© 2002


  • Satoshi Kawata
  • Motoichi Ohtsu
  • Masahiro Irie


  • The first book on surface plasmons


Part of the Springer Series in Optical Sciences book series (SSOS, volume 84)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. K. Cho, H. Hori, K. Kitahara
    Pages 1-33
  3. S. Kawata, K. Tanaka, N. Takahashi
    Pages 35-59
  4. M. Ohtsu, K. Sawada
    Pages 61-74
  5. S. Kawata, Y. Inouye, T. Kataoka, T. Okamoto
    Pages 75-109
  6. T. Ono, M. Esashi, H. Yamada, Y. Sugawara, J. Takahara, K. Hane
    Pages 111-135
  7. M. Fujihira, S. Itoh, A. Takahara, O. Karthaus, S. Okazaki, K. Kajikawa
    Pages 151-190
  8. T. Yanagida, E. Tamiya, H. Muramatsu, P. Degenaar, Y. Ishii, Y. Sako et al.
    Pages 191-236
  9. M. Gonokami, H. Akiyama, M. Fukui
    Pages 237-286
  10. N. Umeda, A. Yamamoto, R. Nishitani, J. Bae, T. Tanaka, S. Yamamoto
    Pages 287-316
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-323

About this book


When a photon meets a nanostructure, many interesting phenomena occur. This book aims at developing the theories and the applications of photon interactions with nanostructures. The contributors were all participants in the well-known Japanese national research project, "Near-Field Nano-Optics", which ran from 1997 to 2000. The book covers a wide range of disciplines in nano-optics, including the theoretical development of imaging-contrast mechanisms as a result of photon and nanomatter interactions, and discussions on different near-field nanoprobes. Applications of nano-optics to sensing, imaging, analysis, and the fabrication of nanostructures, such as molecules and quantum devices, are also discussed, with a collection of experimental examples.


Apertur Metall Near-field optics Surface science applied optics biophysics chemistry imaging microscopy nanoscience nanostructure optics quantum physics surface

Editors and affiliations

  • Satoshi Kawata
    • 1
  • Motoichi Ohtsu
    • 2
  • Masahiro Irie
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsOsaka UniversitySuita, OsakaJapan
  2. 2.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohamaJapan
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Graduate School of EngineeringKyushu UniversityJapan

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