Nano-Optics for Enhancing Light-Matter Interactions on a Molecular Scale

Plasmonics, Photonic Materials and Sub-Wavelength Resolution

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
  • John Collins

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Markus Pollnau, N. Ismail, B. I. Akca, K. Wörhoff, R. M. De Ridder
      Pages 73-89
    3. Christopher C. Evans, Eric Mazur
      Pages 119-176
    4. Alexander P. Voitovich, G. E. Malashkevich, N. V. Tarasenko
      Pages 177-193
    5. L. Bonacina, Jean-Pierre Wolf
      Pages 251-269
    6. Steve Arnold, V. R. Dantham, N. Rivilis, S. Holler
      Pages 271-285
    7. Alexander Heisterkamp, M. Schomaker, D. Heinemann
      Pages 305-313
    8. Georges Boulon, T. Epicier, W. Zhao, M. Guzik, Y. Pan, B. Jiang
      Pages 333-345
    9. J. Fernández, R. Balda, S. García-Revilla, J. Azkargorta, I. Iparraguirre
      Pages 347-357
    10. B. Rizal, F. Ye, P. Dhakal, T. C. Chiles, S. Shepard, G. McMahon et al.
      Pages 359-370

About these proceedings


This volume presents a considerable number of interrelated contributions dealing with the new scientific ability to shape and control matter and electromagnetic fields on a sub-wavelength scale.

The topics range from the fundamental ones, such as photonic metamateriials, plasmonics and sub-wavelength resolution to the more applicative, such as detection of single molecules, tomography on a micro-chip, fluorescence spectroscopy of biological systems, coherent control of biomolecules, biosensing of single proteins, terahertz spectroscopy of nanoparticles, rare earth ion-doped nanoparticles, random lasing, and nanocoax array architecture.

The various subjects bridge over the disciplines of physics, biology and chemistry, making this volume of interest to people working in these fields. The emphasis is on the principles behind each technique and on examining the full potential of each technique.

The contributions that appear in this volume were presented at a NATO Advanced Study Institute that was held in Erice, Italy, 3-18 July, 2011. The pedagogical aspect of the Institute is reflected in the topics presented in this volume.


coherent control of biomolecules fluorescence spectroscopy of biological systems metamaterials nano-optics plasmonics in biophotonics random lasing subwavelength microscopy terahertz spectroscopy ultrafast optics

Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
    • 1
  • John Collins
    • 2
  1. 1., Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2., Department of Physics and AstronomyWheaton CollegeNortonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-5312-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-5313-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535
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