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Manipulating Light with Plasmons

by Hongxing Xu

  • Format: Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814774147
  • Subject: Nanophotonics
  • Published: November 2017
  • Pages: 250

The peculiar properties of surface plasmons in metal nanostructures enable the manipulation of light and light–matter interactions beyond the diffraction limit. Studies on surface plasmons have created a booming research field called plasmonics. Due to its various scientific and practical applications, plasmonics attracts researchers from different fields, making it a truly interdisciplinary subject.

This book starts with the general physics of surface plasmons and a brief introduction of the most prominent research topics, followed by computational techniques for light scattering by small particles. Then, a few special topics are highlighted, including surface-enhanced Raman scattering, optical nanoantennas, optical force, plasmonic waveguides and circuits, and gain-assisted plasmon resonances and propagation. The book also discusses the fundamental and representative properties and research in this field, which can help graduate students and researchers in nanophotonics, physics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience and nanotechnology, and electrical and electronics engineering get a quick introduction to this field.

About the Editor:
Hongxing Xu is professor of physics at Wuhan University, China. He received his BS degree in physics from Peking University, China, in 1992, and PhD degree from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, in 2002. From 2005 to 2014, he was a professor at the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His research interests include plasmonics, nanophotonics, surface-enhanced spectroscopy, and single-molecule spectroscopy.