Optical Near Fields

Introduction to Classical and Quantum Theories of Electromagnetic Phenomena at the Nanoscale

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi

Part of the Advanced Texts in Physics book series (ADTP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 1-10
  3. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 11-24
  4. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 25-51
  5. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 53-76
  6. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 77-85
  7. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 87-96
  8. Motoichi Ohtsu, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    Pages 121-150
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 151-205

About this book


Using the thin film of light, the optical near field, that is localized on the surface of a nanometric material has removed the diffraction limit as a barrier to imaging on the nano- and atomic scales. But a paradigm shift in the concepts of optics and optical technology is required to understand the instrinsic nature of the near fields and how best to exploit them. Professors Ohstu and Kobayashi crafted Optical Near Fields on the basis of their hypothesis that the full potential for utilizing optical near fields can be realized only with novel nanometric processing, functions, and manipulation, i.e., by controlling the intrinsic interaction between nanometer-sized optical near fields and material systems, and further, atoms. The book presents physically intuitive concepts and theories for students, engineers, and scientists engaged in research in nanophotonics and atom photonics.


Near Field Optics diffraction electro-optics electrodynamics imaging nanophotonics nanotechnology optics photonics

Authors and affiliations

  • Motoichi Ohtsu
    • 1
  • Kiyoshi Kobayashi
    • 2
  1. 1.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyYokohama, KanagawaJapan
  2. 2.ERATO Localized Photon ProjectMachida, TokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07343-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-09104-3
  • Series Print ISSN 1439-2674
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