Nano-Structures for Optics and Photonics

Optical Strategies for Enhancing Sensing, Imaging, Communication and Energy Conversion

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
  • John Collins
  • Luciano Silvestri

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Mark I. Stockman
      Pages 3-102
    3. Martin Wegener
      Pages 103-108
    4. Zachary J. Lapin, Palash Bharadwaj, Shawn Divitt, Lukas Novotny
      Pages 109-129
    5. Jean-Pierre Wolf
      Pages 131-152
    6. Aleksandr A. Lanin, Aleksandr V. Mitrofanov, Andrei B. Fedotov, Sean Blakley, Dmitrii A. Sidorov-Biryukov, Aleksei M. Zheltikov
      Pages 153-165
    7. Dimitrios C. Zografopoulos, Romeo Beccherelli
      Pages 187-207
    8. Andrea Giugni, Bruno Torre, Marco Allione, Francesco Gentile, Patrizio Candeloro, Maria Laura Coluccio et al.
      Pages 209-235
    9. Edward H. Bernhardi, Markus Pollnau
      Pages 237-248
    10. Gokhan Bilir, Gönül Özen, John Collins, Maura Cesaria, Baldassare Di Bartolo
      Pages 257-272
    11. Maura Cesaria, Gokhan Bilir, Gönül Özen, Marco Bettinelli, John Collins, Fabio Piccinelli et al.
      Pages 273-284
    12. George Boulon, Yannick Guyot, Malgorzata Guzik, Thierry Epicier, Pawel Gluchowski, Dariusz Hreniak et al.
      Pages 285-307
    13. John W. Bowen
      Pages 359-372
    14. Filippo Monti, Eleonora Pavoni, Nicola Armaroli
      Pages 373-414

About these proceedings


The contributions in this volume were presented at a NATO Advanced Study Institute held in Erice, Italy, 4-19 July 2013. Many aspects of important research into nanophotonics, plasmonics, semiconductor materials and devices, instrumentation for bio sensing to name just a few, are covered in depth in this volume.  The growing connection between optics and electronics, due to the increasing important role plaid by semiconductor materials and devices, find their expression in the term photonics, which also reflects the importance of the photon aspect of light in the description of the performance of several optical systems. Nano-structures have unique capabilities that allow the enhanced performance of processes of interest in optical and photonic devices. In particular these structures permit the nanoscale manipulation of photons, electrons and atoms; they represent a very hot topic of research and are relevant to many devices and applications.
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.


Metamaterials Plasmonics Subwavelength Resolution Terahertz Spectroscopy Ultrafast Optics

Editors and affiliations

  • Baldassare Di Bartolo
    • 1
  • John Collins
    • 2
  • Luciano Silvestri
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA
  2. 2.Department of Physics and AstronomyWheaton CollegeNortonUSA
  3. 3.Department of PhysicsBoston CollegeChestnut HillUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9132-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9133-5
  • Series Print ISSN 1874-6500
  • Series Online ISSN 1874-6535
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