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Amorphous Nanophotonics

  • Carsten Rockstuhl
  • Toralf Scharf

Part of the Nano-Optics and Nanophotonics book series (NON)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Alastair Cunningham, Thomas Bürgi
    Pages 1-37
  3. Filiberto Bilotti, Sergei Tretyakov
    Pages 39-66
  4. Ari Sihvola, Henrik Wallén
    Pages 67-87
  5. Stefan Mühlig, Carsten Rockstuhl
    Pages 89-117
  6. Vassilios Yannopapas, Alexandros G. Vanakaras, Demetri J. Photinos
    Pages 119-141
  7. Christian Helgert, Thomas Pertsch
    Pages 143-167
  8. Hui Cao, Heeso Noh
    Pages 227-265
  9. Stephen Luke, Peter Vukusic
    Pages 267-287
  10. Franz-Josef Haug
    Pages 289-305
  11. Roberto Caputo, Luciano De Sio, Ugo Cataldi, Cesare Umeton
    Pages 307-326
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 367-372

About this book


This book represents the first comprehensive overview over amorphous nano-optical and nano-photonic systems. Nanophotonics is a burgeoning branch of optics that enables many applications by steering the mould of light on length scales smaller than the wavelength with devoted nanostructures. Amorphous nanophotonics exploits self-organization mechanisms based on bottom-up approaches to fabricate nanooptical systems. The resulting structures presented in the book are characterized by a deterministic unit cell with tailored geometries; but their spatial arrangement is not controlled. Instead of periodic, the structures appear either amorphous or random. The aim of this book is to discuss all aspects related to observable effects in amorphous nanophotonic material and aspects related to their design, fabrication, characterization and integration into applications. The book has an interdisciplinary nature with contributions from scientists in physics, chemistry and materials sciences and sheds light on the topic from many directions.


amorphous metamaterials amorphous photonics materials amorphous semiconductors composite optical materials dielectric amorphous photonics materials disordered photonic crystals nano-optics nano-photonics reviewed nano-plasmonics book optical nanotechnology photonic quasi-crystals

Editors and affiliations

  • Carsten Rockstuhl
    • 1
  • Toralf Scharf
    • 2
  1. 1., Institut für FestkörpertheorieFriedrich-Schiller-Universität JenaJenaGermany
  2. 2.Ecole Polytechnique Federal de LausanneNeuchâtelSwitzerland

About the editors

Carsten Rockstuhl is Junior-Professor for Theoretical Nanooptics, Univ. Jena.

Toralf Scharf is Senior scientist at the Optics and Photonics Laboratory, Institute of Microengineering, EPFL, Head of Research for Information Optics in the Applied Optics Group at the Institute of Microtechnology, Neuchâtel

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