Novotny, Lukas.

Principles of nano-optics / Lukas Novotny, Bert Hecht. - 2nd ed., reprinted. - Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2014. - xvii, 564 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.

Index : p. 545-564. Reprint of the 2012 ed.

Includes bibliographical references.

Machine generated contents note : Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Theoretical foundations ; 3. Propagation and focusing of optical fields ; 4. Resolution and localization ; 5. Nanoscale optical microscopy ; 6. Near-field optical probes ; 7. Probe-sample distance control ; 8. Optical interactions ; 9. Quantum emitters ; 10. Dipole emission near planar interfaces ; 11. Photonic crystals, resonators, and cavity optomechanics ; 12. Surface plasmons ; 13. Optical antennas ; 14. Forces in confined fields ; 15. Fluctuation-induced interactions ; 16. Theoretical methods in nano-optics; Appendices; Index.

"First published in 2006, this book has become the standard reference on nano-optics. Now in its second edition, the text has been thoroughly updated to take into account new developments and research directions. While the overall structure and pedagogical style of the book remain unchanged, all existing chapters have been expanded and a new chapter has been added. Adopting a broad perspective, the authors provide a detailed overview of the theoretical and experimental concepts that are needed to understand and work in nano-optics, across subfields ranging from quantum optics to biophysics. New topics of discussion include: optical antennas ; new imaging techniques ; Fano interference and strong coupling ; reciprocity ; metamaterials ; and cavity optomechanics. With numerous end-of-chapter problem sets and illustrative material to expand on ideas discussed in the main text, this is an ideal textbook for graduate students entering the field. It is also a valuable reference for researchers and course teachers" "The introduction of new concepts and applications. Applications of near-field optics soon covered a large span ranging from fundamental physics and materials science to biology and medicine. Following a logical development, the strong interest in near-field optics gave birth to the fields of singlemolecule spectroscopy and plasmonics, and inspired new theoretical work associated with the nature of optical near-fields. In parallel, relying on the momentum of the flowering nanosciences, researchers started to tailor nanomaterials with novel optical properties. Photoniccrystals, single-photon sources and optical microcavities are products of this effort"

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Nanostructured materials
Near-field microscopy
Quantum optics

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